Santiago vs Concepcion Winner Could Get Juanma

By Rick Reeno

Next week's featherweight bout between Mario Santiago (21-1-1, 14KOs) and Bernabe Concepcion (27-3, 15KOs) will be very interesting. has been informed the winner could become a candidate to fight WBO champion Juan Manuel Lopez in the spring.

Santiago-Concepcion takes place on the Pinoy Power 3/Latin Fury 13 pay-per-view on February 13 from the Las Vegas Hilton. Concepcion has only had one loss since 2005. That loss, to Steven Luevano, was by disqualification in a very close fight. Concepcion decked Luevano with a punch after the bell rang to end the seventh round. Santiago fought Luevano to a draw in 2008. And Lopez knocked Luevano out two weeks ago in New York.

Top Rank wants to slowly build a Lopez-Yuriorkis Gamboa unification. That fight is probably being targeted for the middle of next year - if both guys continue to win. Gamboa defends his title on March 27 in Germany.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by zafsap080307 on 02-02-2010

just be contented to watch juanma and gamboa knock other boxers out..the fight wil come and it wont be as you expect it to be..

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 02-02-2010

I called this before the Juanma/Gamboa double header on HBO. Arum won't put those two in the ring together until 2011. And he expects us to be grateful about it too.

Comment by Iceta Lives on 02-01-2010

[[email protected]@PR;7396312]lol you guys are a week late with this news!![/QUOTE] You're on top of Cotto and Juan Ma's routine pretty much. You know what brand of toilet paper they wipe their ass with and what type of bar soap they…

Comment by jreckoning on 02-01-2010

[QUOTE=pacmanfantastic;7401568]Why do people want to watch Gamboa vs Juanma so desperately, once they fight what happens next?, nothing. It's better to have them have more fights before they face each other. It builds more hype, makes the fight more worthy…

Comment by pacmanfantastic on 02-01-2010

[QUOTE=matic21;7396947]A year and a half until a possible Gamboa-Lopez showdown...WTF!:nonono:[/QUOTE] Why do people want to watch Gamboa vs Juanma so desperately, once they fight what happens next?, nothing. It's better to have them have more fights before they face each…

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