Bernabe Concepcion to visit Hometown
Recently crowned World Boxing Council International Featherweight champion Bernabe Concepcion will be guest of Mayor Santos “Doc” Zafe when he passes by the capital town of Virac tomorrow afternoon on his way to a much-needed vacation in Viga.
Concepcion, who celebrated his 21st birthday yesterday (Jan. 20) and his party of seven will arrive via commercial flight from Manila Jan. 22. He will be joined by Mayor Zafe and other key town officials in a motorcade around town prior to a brief program at Plaza Rizal to honor his exploits in the ring.
Zafe told the Tribune that the province’s only world boxing champ had wanted to arrive today but he (the mayor) asked him to come a day later as the Zafe couple is marking their wedding anniversary today.
Recently, Abe scored a technical knockout over Kenya’s Sande Otieno in a fight the Philippine fighter controlled right from the opening bell until the end of the eighth round when the Kenyan’s handlers decided to throw in the towel.
Concepcion (28-1-1, 16 KOs) may take on WBO featherweight champion Steven Luevano (36-1-1, 15 KOs) or WBC champion Oscar Larios (63-6-1, 39 KO’s) in the next few months. A slot in the undercards for the endangered Pacquiao-Hatton showdown in Las Vegas on May 2 could also materialize.