Trainer Steve Maylett is very confident that Terry Flanagan will become a two-weight World Champion on April 14th.

'Turbo' takes on unbeaten American Maurice Hooker for the vacant WBO World Super-Lightweight Title at The O2 in London.

Considering Hooker is 5ft 11in tall, Maylett believes it may take Flanagan a few rounds to work out his opponent's style before asserting his dominance.

"Early on I think it'll be difficult because he's rangey, he's tall and he'll go on his back-foot and try and counter. I think when Terry starts establishing himself and putting his own boxing together on him, that's when he'll struggle with it," Maylett predicted on the BoxNation Podcast.

Hooker has had extensive spars with the likes of Terence Crawford and Miguel Cotto, but outside of the gym his biggest bout to date came against Darleys Perez in November 2016, which ended in a split decision draw.

"Of the fights that I've watched, almost every round is competitive and I don't think he ever wins a round really clear. He just boxes at whatever anybody else is doing, and just tries to go with the flow," continued Maylett. "If he tries that with Terry, Terry's boxing will be too much for him.

"We'd have been happy to fight Perez years ago. I think Terry would've probably stopped Perez. It was a close fight, could've gone either way, but I think if Terry was in there with any of the two of them, he would've got to them," argued the Ancoats-based coach.

Also on episode 14 of the BoxNation Podcast, Barry Jones talks about how hard it was to retire, Deontay Wilder's win over Luis Ortiz is analysed and trainer Martin Bowers talks about Daniel Dubois' progression.

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