CONCEPCION CAMP SEEKS AVALOS
By Dennis U. Eroa
Mon, 03 Aug 2015
IN a bid to bolster the world title-aspirations of their ward, the handlers of Bernabe ‘‘Abe’’ Concepcion, said they are determined to lure world-rated Chris Avalos to fight in the Philippines this October.
‘‘I already have initial talks with the camp of Avalos before his bout against Rey Perez. I’ll follow it up as soon as possible,’’ said Saved by the Bell Promotion chief Elmer Anuran, who joined hands with Ryan Gabriel of the Arci Promotions to bring the glory back to Concepcion’s career. Gabriel is Concepcion’s manager.
If the fight becomes a reality, Concepcion (34-6-2, 20 KOs) will be tested to the limit against Avalos (26-3, 10 KOs), who is dubbed as the ‘’Hitman.’’,
In his first fight after losing to IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton by TKO last February in Ireland, Avalos manhandled Perez at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas. He also dominated former world-rated Drian Francisco two years ago in Las Vegas.
Anuran said Avalos will gauge how far will the 27-year-old Concepcion can go in his search for the world title.
‘‘If Abe will beat Avalos, expect the ‘‘Real Deal’’ to have a shot at the world title,’’ said Anuran. Concepcion failed in his two tries for the world title but is now hitting the comeback trail under the guidance of the youthful duo of Gabriel and Anuran.
‘‘I’m willing to fight for the world title. I am thankful for the support of my handlers,’’ said Concepcion after flooring Tanzanian Juma Fundi to win the vacant WBO Oriental super bantamweight title last Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome.
Concepcion said he hasn’t reached his peak but is confident that will be ready to fight this October. ‘‘On a scale of 10, I’m at 8,’’ said Concepcion, who was mobbed by his followers after hammering Fundi.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Dennis U. Eroa.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|Brant-Murata Middleweight Title Rematch Set For July 12 in Japan|
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019Brizz Brijesh Battles Med Sebyala for WBA Asia Super Middle Belt Saturday in New Delhi, India
By Carlos Costa, Thu, 25 Apr 2019RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS® Official Weights from Las Vegas
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019NBA PLAYOFFS -- Clippers stun Warriors in Game 5
By Ponciano Melo Jr., Thu, 25 Apr 2019HAITAO AND CHANG INTO LAST EIGHT OF PARTYPOKER US OPEN 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019RUNGVISAI-ESTRADA II FINAL PRESSER QUOTES
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019YOUNG ENTERS THE WBSS AFTER SHOULDER INJURY FORCES TETE TO WITHDRAW
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019Power-breaker De Luna advances to US Open 9-ball Q'finals
By Marlon Bernardino, Thu, 25 Apr 2019LION ROARS AT PARTYPOKER US OPEN 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019YVES ULYSSE JR. VS. STEVE CLAGGETT II OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019STATEMENT FROM GENNADIY GOLOVKIN
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019PROGRAIS: “YOU CAN BE LIKE ME… OR MAYBE EVEN BETTER!”
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019Tyson Fury vs. Tom Schwarz Event Tickets Go On Sale TOMORROW, April 25
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019INTERIM WBA HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION TREVOR BRYAN READY FOR JOSHUA; PROMOTER DON KING HAS NOT HEARD FROM FELLOW PROMOTER EDDIE HEARN
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019Two-Time Indian Olympian Vikas Krishan Goes To 2-0 with Unanimous Decision Over Noah Kidd at Madison Square Garden
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019FILLER DUMPS DEFENDING CHAMP SHAW OUT OF PARTYPOKER US OPEN 9-BALL
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019Newly crowned Australian Champion 'Action' Jackson England returns May 17 in Perth against former Brunker and Jackson opponent in Main Event of Thunderdome 30
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019Tickets on Sale Now for the 7th Annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend August 9th and 10th 2019 at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019Abnett upbeat on semis chances
By Joaquin Henson, Thu, 25 Apr 2019WBSS REACH DEAL WITH MATCHROOM BOXING TO AIR SEMI-FINALS LIVE ON SKY SPORTS
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019VERGIL ORTIZ JR. VS. MAURICIO HERRERA TO NOW BE THE CO-MAIN EVENT FOR CANELO VS. JACOBS
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019UNDEFEATED FEATHERWEIGHT PROSPECT RUBEN VILLA TO FACE ONCE-BEATEN LUIS ALBERTO LOPEZ IN MAIN EVENT OF SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019MIGUEL CARTAGENA ENDS ONE-YEAR LAYOFF; BOXES JESUS SOLER JUNE 15 AT PARX CASINO
By , Thu, 25 Apr 2019Disqualification or TKO?
By Joaquin Henson, Wed, 24 Apr 2019