Mikey Garcia Stalks, Stops Bernabe Concepcion in Seven

Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico - Mikey Garcia (28-0, 24KOs) stopped Bernabe Concepcion (29-6-1, 15KOs) in the seventh round to retain the NABO featherweight title.

A clash of styles in the first three rounds. Concepcion, usually an aggressive fighter, switched things up and started pure boxing match with Garcia. In the fourth, Concepcion was staying defense to avoid the big shots of an incoming Garcia, and tried to reply with counters. Garcia was using a heavy jab and trying to break the strong guard of Concepcion. By the sixth, Garcia started picking up the pace with punches to the body and head.

In the seventh, a two-punch combinbation sent Concepcion down for count. Garcia was stalking in a calm manner by working the head and body of Concepcion against the ropes to force the stoppage at 2:27.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hilis on 03-12-2012

Really like garcia and would choose him over jhonny gonzalez, billy dib or most other featherweight champs. He's more skilled and tighter than salido, but he might get overwhelmed at this point in his career. [QUOTE=thechampishere;11875630]Mikey looks solid[/QUOTE]

Comment by aymokay on 03-12-2012

I agree that Mikey should start fighting tougher guys; he can start that by fighting Lorenzo "thunderbolt" Villanueva (22-0, 21 KO's). This guy's power punch is reminiscent with that of late Edwin Valero, any of the current top featherweights hell.

Comment by Ringlife on 03-11-2012

Good win for Mikey. He was boxing him well he didn't rush the time was there for the knockout he waited for Bernabe to get tired on his defense. Then landed those big right crosses which ended the fight. I…

Comment by mshap on 03-11-2012

Garcia has all the tools -- tangibles and intangibles -- needs to start fighting top-tier guys now....

Comment by EdWins on 03-11-2012

Garcia is methodical and precise. His nickname should be "The Surgeon" he meticulously picks his opponents apart, sort of reminiscent of a Bernard Hopkins (Another one of my all time favs) and I think Mikey beats BOTH Juanma and Salido.

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