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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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Roach Reveals That Pacquiao Signed Up Concepcion

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2008 by scholarwarrior

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Trainer Freddie Roach revealed Friday that North American Boxing Federation super bantamweight champion Bernabe Concepcion had been signed up by Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao.

Roach made the revelation to Viva Sports/Manila Standard Today from his Wild Card gym in Los Angeles after a sparring session in which Pacquiao went ten hard rounds.

Aljoe Jaro had claimed on the program “Sports Chat” hosted by young Dennis Principe over dzSR Sports Radio on Thursday that he would accompany Concepcion to the US on June 24, contrary to Top Rank promoter Bob Arum’s statement that the NABF champion would leave today (Friday) and that a ticket had already been sent.

However, it appears that Aljoe Jaro, the former boxer who managed Concepcion didn’t want the young fighter to go alone and claimed that there were individuals in the US, both Filipinos and foreigners who were trying to take Concepcion away from him.

But Roach dismissed such speculation saying “he has signed a contract with Manny.” The celebrated trainer disclosed that Pacquiao had spoken to Aljoe Jaro on Thursday night and “everything is going to be okay. He (Concepcion) will be here this week.”

Concepcion is scheduled to fight on the undercard of the blockbuster showdown between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito on July 26 but Arum said he had forgotten the name of the opponent who, he said, was not a Mexican.

Arum indicated that should Juan Manuel Lopez, the undefeated Puerto Rican sensation defeat WBO super bantamweight champion Daniel Ponce De Leon this weekend and should Concepcion put on an impressive performance then he would give the hard-hitting Filipino a shot at the title which he said posed no problems since he promotes both fighters.

Roach said he was “impressed with Concepcion. The kid can punch.”

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Another article said that Abe Concepcion might be up against featherweight Gary Stark Jr. (former IBF/NABF ranked prospect) but that it hasn’t been finalized yet. (

Stark was a blue-chip prospect until he ran into a series of unfortunate loses last year – a controversial decision loss to Mike Oliver and an upset KO loss to a journeyman in a fight where he was giving his opponent a boxing lesson and actually had his opponent down.

If this fight materializes, Abe Concepcion should not take the guy lightly if he wants a shot at either Molitor or Juanma Lopez late this year or early next year.


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 20, 2008 by scholarwarrior

From Ronnie Nathanielsz’ article on


International Boxing Federation Championship Committee chairman Lindsey Tucker has ruled out any possibility of North American Boxing Federation super bantamweight champion Bernabe Concepcion fighting IBF champion Steve “The Canadian Kid” Molitor for Molitor’s world title.

Tucker made the statement after Concepcion’s manager Aljoe Jaro claimed tthe undefeated Molitor ( 27-0, 10 KO’s) had refused to fight the 20 year old Filipino who has a record of 25-1-1 with 14 knockouts on the undercard of the “Lethal Combination” showdown between Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao and WBC lightweight champion David Diaz in Las Vegas on June 28.

The impression being projected that Molitor was scared to give Concepcion a title shot was effectively corrected by Tucker who informed Viva Sports/Manila Standard Today that Molitor “cannot agree to defend his title against someone who is unranked by the IBF but ranked by another organization.” Concepcion is ranked No. 7 by the World Boxing Council.

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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 11, 2008 by scholarwarrior

Here’s a paragraph from Steve Kim of Maxboxing in his review of the recent Latin Fury card:

Jr. featherweight Bernabe Concepcion opened up the telecast by stopping Torrance Daniel in two rounds. He might be the next Filipino dynamo under the guidance of Freddie Roach. In fact, looking at him and his aggressive, heavy-handed style, he even looks a bit like a right-handed version of Manny Pacquiao.”

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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2008 by scholarwarrior

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

North American Boxing Federation super bantamweight champion Bernabe Concepcion’s planned May 17 fight in Aguascalientes, Mexico wont push through and instead he will see action on the “Lethal Combination” fight card headlined by Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao and WBC lightweight champion David Diaz at the Mandalay Bay Resort Hitel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 28.

Viva Sports/Manila Standard Today learned that Michael Koncz who is reportedly acting as an agent of Concepcion because of his close relationship with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, informed Concepcion that he would not fight on May 17 and that Top Rank “will most likely put him on the undercard of the Pacquiao-Diaz fight.”

Concepcion told WBC ring physician Dr. Allan Recto that he was pleased at the decision since he “might get hurt on May 17 and may lose the opportunity of fighting in a better, bigger pay-per-view event.”

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

Abe wins in Latin Fury III, winning via devastating stoppage over Torrence Daniels in the second round!

Concepcion Wins, Moves Closer to Title shot by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Concepcion stops Daniels! by Salven Lagumbay

“NABF junior featherweight titlist Bernabe Concepcion (25-1-1, 14KO) opened up the PPV telecast with an impressive 2nd round stoppage over Torrence Daniels (10-4-1, 4KO). “
– Jake Donovan,

“Bernabe Concepcion (25-1-1, 14 KOs) defended his bantamweight trinket against Torrence Daniels (10-4-1, 4 KOs) with an impressive 2nd round TKO. Concepcion looked great in throwing a lot of punches and a strong right hand.”
– Ramon Aranda,

Pinoy boxer scores TKO over US foe by

Round by Round analysis by

The corner of both fighters turned out to be the more celebrated battle as renowned American guru Freddie Roach worked with Concepcion while former world champion Roger Mayweather was on the side of Daniels.

Concepcion has now scored back to back wins in Mexico. The Vigan-born slugger is coming off a 12-round unanimous decision win over another American Juan Ruiz February of this year in Domo De La Feria, Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Concepcion is also unbeaten on American soil since winning his debut November of 2006, decisioning Joksan Hernandez in 10-rounds. Concepcion defeated Benjamin Flores (UD10, Texas), Gabriel Elizondo (TKO4, Illinois), and Salvador Garcia (TKO9, Las Vegas, Nevada).”

– Philippine Sports News by Dennis Principe

Bernabe Concepcion teaser from

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2008 by scholarwarrior