JUANMA-CONCEPCION IN PACQUIAO UNDERCARD?
By Salven L. Lagumbay
Wed, 11 Jun 2008
Plans are ongoing for a possible battle between newly-crowned WBO superbantam king Juan Manuel Lopez and Filipino Bernabe Concepcion on the undercard of superstar Manny Pacquiao's next fight, possibly against Ricky Hatton later this year.
Hatton has leaned towards a possible Pacquiao showdown, instead of facing his promoter Oscar De la Hoya, should he dispose of Paulie Malignaggi next.
"The plan is to have Juanma fight two more times before the year is over," said Peter Rivera, Juanma's manager, in an interview with El Nuevo Dia and quoted by Boxingscene. Rivera cited August 30 and a November card headlined by Pacquiao as his ward's next assignments.
Sergio Medina and Concepcion are the two names being considered for those two outings.
Medina is the same fighter who was beaten by Rey 'Boom Boom" Bautista in a WBO eliminator last year.
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