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Concepcion Luevano Recap: Abe loses by DQ

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2009 by scholarwarrior

Concepcion ready for WBC Int’l title bid

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2009 by scholarwarrior

By Recah Trinidad
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—Torrid, toe-to-toe action which Filipino fight fans missed in last month’s Dream Match in Las Vegas could be enjoyed when hard-hitting Filipino Bernabe Concepcion fights for the vacant WBC International featherweight crown at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday.

Aljoe Jaro, Concepcion’s manager, pledged this on Sunday as his fast-growing fighter prepares for his showdown with former WBC International titlist Sande Otieno of Kenya.

Jaro said Concepcion is ready for his first fight in the exacting but richer featherweight ranks.

“He has just grown too big for the 122-pound division,” Jaro told the Philippine Daily Inquirer (parent company of “But I’m sure Bernabe will be at his best at 126 lb where he could make use of his full power.”

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We asked fans who they like Juanma to face…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 7, 2008 by scholarwarrior

We asked fans who they like Juanma to face on the undercard of Pacman vs. dela Hoya, and the response was overwhelmingly in favor of Bernabe Concepcion.

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KO Wins Just Don’t Cut It Anymore

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 27, 2008 by scholarwarrior

El Cajon, CA — Bernabe Concepcion last night at the Sycuan Casino Resort has to muster all his skills and strength to finally win over Giovanni Caro, the Mexican Super bantamweight champion.

Although Concepcion scored a flash knocked down during the second round, a KD that surprised Caro more than hurt him and finally scored a KO in the 8th, with a flurry of urgently needed punches, Concepcion needs a lot more work before he is fully ready for a world title fight.

Perhaps, he needs as much as two or three more close fight as he had with Caro before he should be matched with any of the alphabet champions.

I know that many fans will disagree with me, but I believe Concepcion, at this point and time is a good and gutsy fighter, but is not yet in the same league as Juan Ma Lopez or Rafael Marquez.

Buboy Fernandez and Nonoy Neri in a conversation with this writer at the Sycuan Casino after the fight indicated that Concepcion is good but “hindi pa siya hinog” (he is not quite ripe for the title).

Concepcion’s fight with Caro indeed proves that both Fernandez and Neri are right.

Dr. Ed dela Vega’s complete article>>>

His team has set such high standards that KO wins don’t cut it anymore for Bernabe Concepcion. He has to dominate his opponent in every aspect of the fight game otherwise he doesn’t earn respect. Now, is that good? Yes, in the long run because he won’t be content with just winning, he needs to win big and dominate! The downside of this though is that some detractors and critics (especially those that feel that Concepcion is not the country’s #1 super bantam prospect) gets much needed ammunition to question his skills and worth as a boxer.

These are some of the comments taken from boxing forums, from people who didn’t get to see the fight but are probably basing their criticism of Concepcion on what Dr. dela Vega wrote.

“What? He got beaten up with those swollen eyes by a bum. I thought he is the real deal and could win with an early KO with a bum opponent. tsk tsk tsk.. No future in boxing…”

“If this Caro guy fought Bautista, he would not last a couple of rounds… too bad for this kid (Abe), he is brainwashed by his trainer Jaro that he is really that good.”

“Abe’s an exciting fighter, with power in both hands, quick footed as well, but he better develop some defensive skills. Otherwise, he’ll be washed up in 5 years.”

“A prospect getting his left eye almost shut and fighting desperately against a bum opponent?
Not good…”

“Concepcion struggled with a bum?? He probably did what Trinidad did to Vargas and hit Caro with a low blow when he was in trouble.”

“I didn’t say put him in with a champ…someone with a 26-1 record like Concepcion needs to step it up. He needs to fight someone with a pulse and at least a little name. But if he struggled with “unknown” Caro… I guess they should still spoon feed him.”

“No matter what, you don’t get cut or go 8 rounds with a sublevel fighter unless you are not as good as advertise. You may get wobbled by a punch or go down by a surprise punch or whatever, but you don’t go 8 rounds and with a bloodied shut eye! No wonder why they didn’t what to put him with Juanma!”

These are comments coming from people who have not seen the fight. Let us not forget that Abe Concepcion has either knocked out or at least knocked down 7 of his 8 opponents in the US with Juan Ruiz being the only guy to escape being made to kiss the canvas.  Having a growing number of detractors and critics only mean two things; one, that Bernabe Concepcion has arrived and he’s now on that level where he needs to totally outclass every fighter he meets in the ring, and two, that every athlete that have detractors and critics also have a growing number of fans. With these developments, I actually pity Bernabe’s future opponents… because mere knockouts don’t cut it anymore for this 20-year old prospect.

Concepcion, Viloria and Laurente Winners in Sycuan!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2008 by scholarwarrior

by Felipe Leon for

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.

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Bernabe Concepcion headlines Fight Night at Sycuan

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on September 5, 2008 by scholarwarrior

Sycuan Ringside Promotions in association with Manny Pacquiao Promotions Present – “Fight Night at Sycuan: Philippines vs. Mexico”

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Manny Pacquiao’s next big test inside the ring will be against Oscar De La Hoya, but before he takes on boxing’s most popular figure, the four-division champion faces the challenge of co-promoting his first boxing show with Sycuan Ringside Promotions on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008 at Sycuan Resort and Casino in San Diego, Calif.

“I love the San Diego area,” said Pacquiao, who’s promotional company is titled Manny Pacquiao Promotions (MPP).  “Before I won my title against David Diaz, I spent several hours touring San Diego after one of our press conferences.   I can honestly say it is the most beautiful city in America.”

“Sycuan Ringside Promotions is extremely excited to be partnering with Manny in his first boxing promotion,” said Scott Woodworth, vice president of Sycuan Ringside Promotions.  “You can only do this once and we’re happy to be a part of it.  We’ve lined up an exciting card with an exciting twist.”

The memorable night of boxing features Mexican boxers against Filipinos with the main event pitting Bernabe Concepcion against Giovanni Caro in a ten-round super bantamweight bout that begins at 7:30 p.m. PT, televised by Azteca America.

Concepcion, who is promoted by Pacquiao, is 26-1 with 15 knockouts while Caro is the Mexican 122-pound champion with a record of 11-4-4 with 9 knockouts.

Full press release here>>>

Bernabe Concepcion targets Luevano!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2008 by scholarwarrior

By Dennis Principe (Friday, August 15 2008 )

NABF Superbantamweight champion Bernabe Concepcion is being lined-up to fight WBO featherweight champion Steven Luevano this coming October. According to trainer Freddie Roach, Concepcion is poised to move-up in weight and get his first-ever shot at a world title. Roach made the revelation thru the daily Philippine radio show “Sports Chat” hosted by this writer.

In the same interview Roach said the fight may happen beneath the Kelly Pavlik-Bernard Hopkins fight set on October 18 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The 20-year-old Concepcion, who fights under Top Rank Inc. in association with MP Promotions owned by Manny Pacquiao has a record of 26-1-1 with 15 knockouts.

Luevano meanwhile is a 27-year-old southpaw with a record of 35-1-1 with 15 knockouts. The La Puente California fighter won the crown by stopping Nicky Cook in the 11th round last July 2007 in London and has defended it three times. Listen to the interview with Freddie Roach.

Listen to Roach’ interview here>>>