Monday, February 16, 2009

Concepcion vs Luevano

Bernabe Concepcion vs Steven Luevano

It has been confirmed that Bernabe Concepcion (28 - 1 - 1 16 kos) of the Philippines will fight Steven Luevano (36 - 1 - 1 15 kos) for the WBO Featherweight title in the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton match. What a great opportunity for Concepcion! Although many boxing fans in the country say he is still a bit raw fighting a very technical and world-class boxer like Luevano. Yes, Steven Luevano is world-class by virtue of his World Championship belt. Whatever.

Concepcion is given a rare opportunity to showcase his talents and he took it. Obviously, many good things will happen if Concepcion beats Luevano. However can he do it? Roach said Concepcion has a "puncher's chance" of winning the fight. Yes, Abe can win but he needs to fix his defense first. He has a bad habit of keeping his hands down and if keeps on doing it against Luevano he'll be in trouble. Luevano can box his way into victory - his speed might trouble Concepcion as the Filipino seem to be slow esp. in his recent fight against Otieno. Freddie Roach has many things to correct in Concepcion but not his power. His last four fights ended up with a knock out win in his favor. On paper, Concepcion has the advantage in punching power and we will see how effective it is once he meets a top caliber opponent in Luevano. Concepcion can win.

Concepcion vs Luevano is a great undercard esp. as most pre-main event fights have been boring recently save for Juan Ma Lopez vs Sergio Manuel Medina which ended abruptly.

Update 4 - 1 - 2009
Concepcion vs Luevano is cancelled after the latter got injured in training. My goodness! I hope they reschedule the match.

Update 4-29-2009
Concepcion will still fight in the Pacquiao vs Hatton undercard against Yogli Herrera according to Steve Kim of

Concepcion vs Luevano will be in the undercard of Donaire vs Concepcion fight on August 15, 2009.

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