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Concepcion Hopes To Get a Crack at Cuadras' Title

By Anson Wainwright

Luis Concepcion has rebounded from losing to Hernan “Tyson” Marquez almost three years ago by winning all eight of his bouts since. This weekend Concepcion steps up to junior bantamweight where he meets once beaten Colombian Duvan Hernandez.
The pair will contest the vacant WBC silver 115-pound title.
 
The former WBA flyweight titlist feels that the extra few pounds will aid his quest to become a two-weight world champion.
 
“I feel better, it’s easier,” Concepcion told BoxingScene.com. “I feel that I will be stronger in this fight and ready to conquer the WBC silver title.”
 
Nicknamed “El Nica” because he spent part of his childhood in Nicaragua, Concepcion is searching for a second world title, though he has great respect for the current title holders, he keen to test himself.
 
“I would like to face (Carlos) Cuadras,” said the 28-year-old. “Then fight with any other champion, especially Narvaez, whom I always admired.”
 
Concepcion (31-3, 22 knockouts) is currently ranked at junior bantamweight WBC (No. 1) and IBF (No. 7) while the WBO still rate him at flyweight (No. 14).
 
Here’s what Concepcion had to say on a variety of matters when BoxingScene.com spoke to him last week.
 
Anson Wainwright - You face Duvan Hernandez on Saturday, what are your thoughts on that fight?

Luis Concepcion - I’ve seen a couple of videos of Duvan’s fights. He has many qualities, but I've also seen a couple of flaws I can take advantage of. We will make use of speed and explosiveness in this fight.

BoxingScene.com: - In your most recent fight you won a ninth round technical decision over Carlos Fontes. Tell us about that fight?
 
LC - It was a difficult fight, Fontes hit me with his head in several rounds. I think I could win by KO, but his style made it difficult.

BoxingScene.com: - You are from Panama City, tell us about your youth growing up there?
 
LC - I lived in Panama until I was 9 years old, when I went with my mother to Granada, Nicaragua. I lived with many difficulties but I received a lot of discipline on the part of my family.

BoxingScene.com: - You briefly held the WBA flyweight title in early 2011 before losing the title to Tyson Marquez in a fantastic fight. Can you tell us what it meant to you to be champion and then to fight and lose to Marquez in a great fight?
 
LC - It was a great change in my life. I got respect and popularity in my country. Having lost it had been a very important experience that made me grow as a person. Since then, I have faced great boxers and I never lose again.

BoxingScene.com: - You've won eight fights since losing the rematch to Marquez, tell us about how you have gone about your career since that loss?
 
LC - I have decided not to look back. I am focused in my future and to continue conquering titles.

BoxingScene.com: - You are now fighting at 115, presumably you feel better at the weight now not having to struggle to make 112 anymore?
 
LC - I feel better, it’s easier. I feel that I will be stronger in this fight and ready to conquer the WBC silver title.

BoxingScene.com: - What are your thoughts on the current junior bantamweight champions WBC Carlos Cuadras, WBA Kohei Kono, IBF Zolani Tete and WBO Omar Narvaez?

LC - All of them are great boxers, I respect them and I would like to face them all.

BoxingScene.com: - Who are you targeting?
 
LC - First, I would like to face Cuadras and then fight with any other champion, especially Narvaez, whom I always admire.

BoxingScene.com: - Tell us about your life away from boxing, what do you enjoy doing?
 
LC - I like to spend time with my daughters who are the most important (thing) in my life.

BoxingScene.com: - Lastly do you have a message for the junior bantamweight division?
 
LC - I want to fight against the best boxers in the super flyweight division. I feel motivated and ready to face new challenges.
 
Questions and/or comments can be sent to Anson at [email protected] and you can follow him at www.twitter.com/AnsonWainwright

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattleAxePurist on 08-23-2014

I'd like to see that, more so then Jaro.

Comment by nycsmooth on 08-22-2014

from what I read in the MX papers WBC/Sulaiman pushing 4 this...He's in Panama now, got the keys 2 the city yesterday...w/Luis's head 1st/ no defense style & his propensity 2 cut he doesn't get past 5 w/CC...

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