Bernabe Concepcion Bio

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BERNABE CONCEPCION

birth date: 1988-01-20
age: 19 
division: super bantamweight
nationality:  Philippines 
alias: Kamaong Llave / Real Deal
residence: Binangonan, Rizal, Philippines
birth place: Virac, Catanduanes, Phil.
stance: orthodox
height: 5′ 4″
reach: 69“

Titles : WBC Youth Super Bantamweight Champion, NABF Super Bantamweight Champion

Concepcion has two older brothers who were also professional boxers which became Abe Concepcion’s inspiration for taking up boxing himself. He started boxing at an early age, watching his brothers at first and eventually training with them. He then went into amateur boxing but almost immediately turned professional when he turned 16. With a combination of power despite a lanky frame and solid boxing fundamentals he learned as a kid, Concepcion at 16 was already considered as one of Philippine boxing’s hottest prospects. He fights his best in hostile territory, carving out his most impressive wins outside the country. He won his first title via KO in China against the Chinese hometown hero, and got his two recent belts in the US against rated opposition.

What makes Concepcion different is his height-reach ratio. He stands only 5’4″ but has a long 69″ reach virtually nullifying whatever advantage a taller opponent might have over him. He also has uncanny power as he has five first-round KOs this early in his career – more first-round KOs than fellow Pinoy prospects Boom-Boom Bautista and AJ Banal. Even Pacquiao despite his high KO percentage and fearsome power didn’t have more KOs than Concepcion when he was his age. 

In Concepcion’s first try for a title, he got his first draw as well as his first taste of the canvas, but was able to floor his veteran opponent as well in the early rounds of that fight – Concepcion was only 17 years old then. In that fight, he showed that he can take a punch as well as he can dish them.  A year later, he would win the WBC youth super bantamweight title by scoring an impressive unanimous decision win over an erstwhile undefeated opponent, Joksan “El Torito” Hernandez. Concepcion dropped Hernandez in the opening round, hammered him in the second and went on to win a lopsided unanimous decision. An impressed Bob Arum immediately signed Bernabe Concepcion up for TOPRANK. The fact that Concepcion managed to impress Uncle Bob should already be a testament to the kid’s raw talent as Arum, a very good judge of boxing talent, is not that easily impressed.  In Concepcion’s next fights as a TOPRANK fighter, he would score a lopsided decision win against Mexican-American Benjamin Flores in his first defense of his WBC youth title, and at 19 years-old Concepcion would win the vacant NABF super bantamweight title by knocking out Gabriel Elizondo. In his last fight, he faced an opponent who was taller than him, had a longer reach, more seasoned and naturally bigger. Salvador Garcia was a “featherweight” test for Concepcion and he showed everybody that he can mix it up even with fighters in the next division. Concepcion KOed Garcia in round 9 of a scheduled 10 rounder. Concepcion was never even close to being in trouble in all of his US fights.

What’s scary about Abe Concepcion is realizing that his body is still developing and that he’s nowhere near his prime yet. But if you watch him fight, you can see the maturity in him as a fighter. He thinks, he adjusts, he never gets jittery nor over-excited, little intangibles that sets him apart from other Pinoy prospects. He also has more international exposure than most upstart Pinoy boxers today and he’s already captured 2 international belts. Pacquiao himself wasn’t as successful when he was 19. Concepcion also hasn’t been KOed yet. He was knocked down once (on a lucky punch) but showed that he has a solid chin, rising from the canvas to get back at his opponent. His only loss was a close majority decision loss to veteran Mark Sales early in his career – a fight that could have gone either way.

29 Responses to “Bernabe Concepcion Bio”

  1. bibomedia Says:

    :)

  2. Nice fansite bro. Cool!

  3. brandon Says:

    pakibugbog nga yang si monsod na yan! instead of praising a boxer for winning despite all the sacrifices, sinabi pa naman na mag-aral na lng kayo kaysa mag boxing boxing pa na iyan! ampucha!

  4. Pare,I believed that ull be the next manny pacman pacquiao,stay focus..

  5. phillipbatistis Says:

    bro. alam ko sa lahat ng tagumpay mo AMA ang kasama mo. More power sau bro. MABUHAY ang IGLESIA NI CRISTO… GOD SPEED

  6. phillipbatistis Says:

    Sana minsan makita kita sa lokal ng Binangonan. More Power Bro… Belated HAPPY ANNIVERSARY sa lahat ng kapatid sa IGLESIA NI CRISTO

  7. MexicuntsWillDIE Says:

    sheesh…..i believe that AJ will be the next..despite an excrutiating Loss against Conception(Rafael-Panamian)……It would be delightful if this 2 guys AJ and Abe will bring our Country’s Flag on the TOP!

  8. bro, hangad ko ang tagumpay mo, kasama mo ang AMA sa lahat ng hangarin mo. MABUHAY ang IGLESIA NI CRISTO. greetings from : Engr. NEPH A. MACASAET and Family, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  9. I’m an American married to a filipina and I have been following Abe for awhile, and this guy is legit. He has all the tools and he’s knocking guys out though he’s not totally developed physically and mentally. I’m glad theres an exciting fighter like Abe coming into the mainstream as Manny’s boxing career is nearing the end in a few years. Abe fights a tough Steven Luvueno on the under card of Manny’s fight on May 2nd and I think he will cause alot of fans to start asking who this new filipino is.

  10. bro ingats nalang iglesia rin ako lokal ng Mt. Vernon Washington State.

    galingan mo sa laban basta pray ka lang nasau ang tunay na Diyos!

    basta wag mo lang kaligtaan ang pagsamba at pag tawag sa kanya!

    ingat uli bro!

  11. Ka Bernabe, Lokal ng Imus ako, gudlack sa next fight mo, basta hnd ka pababayaan ng Ama, ikaw ay kanyang Lingkod, gagamitin kang kasangkapan ng ating Ama para patumbahin ang lahat ng mga boksingerong sumasamba sa Diyos-diyusan na kung tawagin ay mga pagano, maging si Manny Pacquiao hnd imposibleng mapatumba mo sya na isa ring pagano..

  12. Bro. Bernabe, Local ako ng Montreal Canada
    Good luck sa laban mo para sa world title
    mabuhay ka kapatid!

  13. jZee365 Says:

    Ka Abe, Sana magpatuloy kang lalong maging mapagpakumbaba at huwag kang padadala sa media. Irepresenta mong mabuti hindi lang ang lahat ng Filipino kundi pati na rin ang lahat ng mga Iglesia ni Cristo. Keep your white,green, and red mouth-piece.
    ~Ka Jay
    Local ng Antioch, CA

  14. gerald borres Says:

    gud luck sa laban mo ky Luevano bro kasi magaling yun bro, pero kaya mo yan. lokal ng tagbilaran bohol.

  15. ka gary po ito local ng iligan city , gud luck sa laban mo bukas.

  16. Good luck on ur nxt fight bro. May The Almighty guide and protect you. Happy 95th anniversary to all INC members around the globe.

  17. Bernard&Ava Says:

    Ka Abe, wag kalimutang lumuhod sa corner (mukhang naging trademark na ng pinoy boxers e) kapag nanalo ka kay Luevano pero walang sign of the cross ha. Good Luck bro!

  18. JUN IBARRA GO Says:

    Idol!!! Kitang-kita naman na hindi kaya ni luevano ang mga jabs mo. Can’t wait for the rematch. Please let us know kung kelan ang training mo ulit sa Wildcard Gym para makapag-picture naman kami sayo. Thanks. :-)

  19. Huli man po itong aking mensahe bro ay ikinu-congratulare kita sa lahat ng iyong mga tagumpay!! Good luck po!! Hello rin po mga kapatid sa INC!!

  20. freddie Says:

    bro kita mo si paquiao ndi tunay n diyos ang sinasamba nyan pero pag ka panalo pasalamat sya sa diyos nya agad sana mas lalo kna bro dhil tayo ang tunay n anak ng ama, good luck sa lahat ng laban mo bro, pray k lng lagi from freddie of edmonton south local

  21. hai tagaaha ka dong

  22. paano yan? di umubra ang diyos-diyosan mo sa laban mo kay lopez. magisip-isip ka na kapatid!

  23. santhelmo Says:

    Concepcion wala ka na kasi wala ka sa ayos lumaban kay lopez mabuti pa magtanim ka nalang ng gulay na talong pag may bunga na hampas mo sa ulo hehehehehehheehehehe.PEACE!!!!!!!!!!

  24. santhelmo Says:

    masyado kasi lumalaki ulo ni concepcion kaya nawala sa diskarte tingnan nyo laban niya ni leuvano at lopez?kaya hanggang doon nalang sya sa kamotehan hehehheheheehheheheheehheehhehhe

  25. santhelmo Says:

    Ka Abe asan ka ngayon? Wala ka na chance pa kasi mayabang ka kasi eh nahwakan ka lang ni Bob Arum kala mo na kung sino ka.Pweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  26. BERNABE (ABE) CONCEPTION I SAW YOUR FIGHT WITH ADAM CARERRA IT SO IMPRESSIVE YOUR SPRING JUMPING POWER PUCNH MAGALING. ANNOUCER SAID YOUR THE NEXT PACQUIOA BUT BIGLA KA NA LANG NAWALA SA BOXING . I DONT KNOW WHAT HAPPEN . THE WAY I LOOK AT IT YOUR SYLE N POWER YOU BE THE NEXT PACQUIOA. GOOD LUCK TO YOU ON YOUR NEXT FIGHT. GOD BLESS YOU.

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