Luis Concepcion to Defend Super Flyweight Title

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Luis Concepcion to Defend Super Flyweight Title

Thirty-year-old Luis Concepcion won the title in September by retiring David Sanchez in the 10th round. (Photo: La Prensa)
Thirty-year-old Luis Concepcion won the title in September by retiring David Sanchez in the 10th round. (Photo: La Prensa)

Interim WBA World super flyweight champ Luis Concepcion will defend his title over a scheduled 12 rounds against Giovani Segura at Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City, Panama, on Thursday, December 17.

Thirty-year-old Concepcion of Panama City is a nine-year pro (33-4, 24 KOs) who won the title in September by retiring David Sanchez in the 10th. Ranked first by the WBA, “El Nica” has won five of his last six.

A southpaw, 33-year-old Segura is a 12-year vet who fights out of Bell, California, by way of Altamirano, Guerrero, Mexico (32-4-1, 28 KOs). Former WBA Super World light flyweight champ, “El Guerrero Azteca” is currently ranked sixth by the WBA among super flyweights. He hasn’t fought since September 2014, when he was stopped by Juan Francisco Estrada via 11th-round TKO. His last win came in April that year, when he stopped Felipe Salguero by 10th-round TKO. Segura has won four of his last six.

The co-feature of the WBA International 2015 KO Drugs Festival will be between local lad Jezreel Corrales (18-1, 6 KOs, 1 NC) and Juan Antonio Rodriguez of Mexico (28-5, 25 KOs) for the interim WBA World super featherweight title.

 

This article was penned by the author who is not related to the WBA and the statements, expressions or opinions referenced herein are that of the author alone and not the WBA.


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