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 Post subject: What's next for Abe?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:26 am 
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After practically annihilating this final barrier to the big-time, Abe Concepcion at 20 years old already has a lot of things going right as far as his boxing career is concerned.

He seems at home with his managers and handlers - the much maligned Aljoe Jaro and Koncz. Throw Pacman in that mix, as well as Uncle Bob Arum who seem to have developed a "fatherly" liking to the kid (just watch his post fight body language towards Abe), and of course trainer Roach, then you get a team that most boxers could only wish for. From being a mere bedspacer in Jaro's place in Rizal, Abe now stays and trains full time in the US, with an array of world-class sparring partners to help hone his skills.

With Arum wanting to pit him with IBF's Molitor and Sulaiman promising to move him up the WBC rankings, everything seems to really be pointing the way of a title shot by next year at the latest. And if fellow Toprank superbantam prospect Juanma Lopez wins over Ponce de Leon, I'm sure the two would also be on a collision course. You have to remember Lopez chose to take on the easier Oquendo instead of Concepcion so as not to derail his date with DPDL... I'm sure Lopez after he wins the WBO belt would love to show the boxing world that he didn't duck Concepcion by defending his belt with the WBO's 8th ranked fighter. No problem with that really, Arum promotes them both - unless of course there's a rematch clause in the DPDL fight.

So it would seem that the IBF, WBC and WBO belts are within reach for Concepcion within a two or three year period. Daniels was supposed to be a Molitor-gauge, and Concepcion passed that with flying colors. Incidentally, Lopez also fights like Molitor but with more power, while the WBC kingpin Israel Vazquez (Pacman's former sparring partner) happens to be the baddest superbantam on the planet.

Just thinking at the possibilities of fights with these guys happening makes an Abe fan salivate. Rafa Marquez, though untitled would be a major money-maker for Abe too, and of course, I don't think there would be a pinoy boxing fan that wouldn't be interested in a fight with Boom2's tormentor DPDL. Then finally, there's WBA's Celestino Caballero...nah, let's not go that way. :lol: Not yet anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: What's next for Abe?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:43 am 
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Be on PAc-Diaz undercard, so that filipinos
can watch his skills and also to hype this kid,
coz here in pinas, Abe is not that popular,
unlike Banal and Bautista,
maybe Abe vs. Boom-boom,, to see who's the best
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 Post subject: Re: What's next for Abe?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:57 am 
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deadmanwalking wrote:
Be on PAc-Diaz undercard, so that filipinos
can watch his skills and also to hype this kid,
coz here in pinas, Abe is not that popular,
unlike Banal and Bautista,
maybe Abe vs. Boom-boom,, to see who's the best
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Abe vs. Boom-boom has been suggested before, but Boom's handlers didn't want the fight. That is what prompted Aljoe Jaro to publicly say that Boom is scared of Abe...and of course, that comment didn't sit well with Boom fans and ALA supporters, that's why Jaro's persona non grata here. :lol:

I also don't think Banal and Bautista are more popular than Abe in the Philippines. Abe is a local hero now in Bicol as much as Bautista and Banal are in Cebu. Local boxing fans may have not seen his fights on free TV, but the mere fact that a lot of fans go to the trouble of watching his fights on youtube, TUV and sopcast, could very well mean that there is growing interest in the young prospect.

Whatever it is that Abe lacks in exposure in the Phils, he very well makes up for in exposure where it really matters - US and Mexico. The filipino community in the states already embraced Abe as their own and mexican fans are slowly getting used to his name alongside the phrase "el ganador por..." So he would not really be an "unknown" once he faces Mexican top dogs in the division like De Leon, Marquez and Vasquez. I don't thin I can say the same for Banal and Bautista and most especially to Narciso boy Morrales. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: What's next for Abe?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:13 pm 
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scholarwarrior wrote:
deadmanwalking wrote:
Be on PAc-Diaz undercard, so that filipinos
can watch his skills and also to hype this kid,
coz here in pinas, Abe is not that popular,
unlike Banal and Bautista,
maybe Abe vs. Boom-boom,, to see who's the best
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Abe vs. Boom-boom has been suggested before, but Boom's handlers didn't want the fight. That is what prompted Aljoe Jaro to publicly say that Boom is scared of Abe...and of course, that comment didn't sit well with Boom fans and ALA supporters, that's why Jaro's persona non grata here. :lol:

I also don't think Banal and Bautista are more popular than Abe in the Philippines. Abe is a local hero now in Bicol as much as Bautista and Banal are in Cebu. Local boxing fans may have not seen his fights on free TV, but the mere fact that a lot of fans go to the trouble of watching his fights on youtube, TUV and sopcast, could very well mean that there is growing interest in the young prospect.

Whatever it is that Abe lacks in exposure in the Phils, he very well makes up for in exposure where it really matters - US and Mexico. The filipino community in the states already embraced Abe as their own and mexican fans are slowly getting used to his name alongside the phrase "el ganador por..." So he would not really be an "unknown" once he faces Mexican top dogs in the division like De Leon, Marquez and Vasquez. I don't thin I can say the same for Banal and Bautista and most especially to Narciso boy Morrales. :lol:

good luck on him the more filipino champions the better


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 Post subject: Re: What's next for Abe?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:47 pm 
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scholarwarrior wrote:
After practically annihilating this final barrier to the big-time, Abe Concepcion at 20 years old already has a lot of things going right as far as his boxing career is concerned.

He seems at home with his managers and handlers - the much maligned Aljoe Jaro and Koncz. Throw Pacman in that mix, as well as Uncle Bob Arum who seem to have developed a "fatherly" liking to the kid (just watch his post fight body language towards Abe), and of course trainer Roach, then you get a team that most boxers could only wish for. From being a mere bedspacer in Jaro's place in Rizal, Abe now stays and trains full time in the US, with an array of world-class sparring partners to help hone his skills.

With Arum wanting to pit him with IBF's Molitor and Sulaiman promising to move him up the WBC rankings, everything seems to really be pointing the way of a title shot by next year at the latest. And if fellow Toprank superbantam prospect Juanma Lopez wins over Ponce de Leon, I'm sure the two would also be on a collision course. You have to remember Lopez chose to take on the easier Oquendo instead of Concepcion so as not to derail his date with DPDL... I'm sure Lopez after he wins the WBO belt would love to show the boxing world that he didn't duck Concepcion by defending his belt with the WBO's 8th ranked fighter. No problem with that really, Arum promotes them both - unless of course there's a rematch clause in the DPDL fight.

So it would seem that the IBF, WBC and WBO belts are within reach for Concepcion within a two or three year period. Daniels was supposed to be a Molitor-gauge, and Concepcion passed that with flying colors. Incidentally, Lopez also fights like Molitor but with more power, while the WBC kingpin Israel Vazquez (Pacman's former sparring partner) happens to be the baddest superbantam on the planet.

Just thinking at the possibilities of fights with these guys happening makes an Abe fan salivate. Rafa Marquez, though untitled would be a major money-maker for Abe too, and of course, I don't think there would be a pinoy boxing fan that wouldn't be interested in a fight with Boom2's tormentor DPDL. Then finally, there's WBA's Celestino Caballero...nah, let's not go that way. :lol: Not yet anyway.

all i can say is go ABE!

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 Post subject: Re: What's next for Abe?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:58 pm 
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Apparently, the title shot will have to wait...Arum said he wasn't planning to rush the young prospect. In an article by Ronnie Nathanielzs, Arum said he plans to put Abe in the undercard of one of the Major cards in May or June including Cotto-Margarito. So After Manny fights Diaz, we can again watch Abe in his own little fight.


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 Post subject: Re: What's next for Abe?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:21 pm 
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abe should stay in the us and continue fighting under arum promotion.

his last fight under roach was a good sign of better fights ahead.


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