Concepcion to fight Francisco in Manila; Mcleod-Wells heads to Panama

Rafael “El Torito” Concepcion will return to the country of his biggest victory to take on the undefeated Drian Francisco in Manila, Philippines on July 19th. Concepcion won the WBA Interim Super Flyweight world title last September in Cebu city, Philippines by upsetting the highly favored AJ “Bazooka” Banal by spectacular 10th round knockout over the previous undefeated Banal..

Concepcion ranked 4th by the WBA 6th by the WBO and 8th by WBC will fight the undefeated Drian Francisco who is ranked number 10 by both the WBA and WBO at Flyweight for the WBA International Super Flyweight belt.

Concepcion is looking forward to heading back to the Philippines. “ The Filipino’s know and love their boxing and everyone was very good to us last time, that I look forward to going back” he said.

Drian Francisco, undefeated in 16 bouts, is coming off a 2nd round knockout of Indonesian Sharil Fabanyo which took place on April 19th in Manila.

Rafael Concepcion’s manager Damon de Berry said “This is a tough fight against a strong undefeated fighter. I hope this bout will position El Torito to fight for the world title, but first we must get past Drian Francisco. “

Keisher “Fire” Mcleod-Wells heads to Panama for her 2nd professional bout on May 30th.

Fire will fight the debuting Digna Luz Palacio over 4 rounds at Flyweight. This will be the first bout for Fire outside the US and she hopes it will lead to many more international bouts.

After a very successful amateur career, Fire entered the professional ranks in February against the over matched Treasure Saunders in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York who she stopped in 55 seconds.

Fire is trained by ex World Champion and Gold Medallist Mark Breland and is looking forward to her next challenge in Panama.

Keisher Mcleod-Wells manager Damon de Berry says “Fire has the pedigree and natural attributes to become a huge star in boxing, we hope to have her fight again in the US soon “

Article posted on 26.04.2009

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