Concepcion, Viloria and Laurente Winners in Sycuan!
by Felipe Leon for Fightnews.com
With the bout on the verge of being stopped due to his left eye being swollen shut, super bantamweight contender Bernabe Concepcion (27-1, 16 KOs) unleashed a desperate and brutal assault on Giovanni Caro (11-5-4) to knock out Caro in round eight on Thursday night at the Sycuan Casino in El Cajon, California. The end came at the 2:35 mark.
On the undercard, former world champion Brian Viloria (23-2, 13 KOs) won a workmanlike eight round unanimous decision over Javier Lagos (15-13-2). Viloria is now scheduled to take on either Ulises Solis for the IBF jr flyweight belt or Cesar Canchila of Colombia for the WBA junior flyweight title on Dec. 13 in Macau. Junior welterweight Dennis Laurente (30-3, 16 KOs), another Filipino prospect, earlier scored a TKO win over Arturo Urena (20-16, 12 KOs). Urena wasn’t able to come out for round seven due to a cut under his right eye.
Another Filipino, Sonny Boy Jaro will be fighting this weekend. He’ll have the opportunity to fight for a title for the first time against former Viloria conqueror, Edgar Sosa. Like Concepcion, Sonny Boy Jaro is also a product of Aljoe Jaro Gym of Binangonan, Rizal.