News | Aug 31 2016

Luis Concepcion defeats Kohei Kono, earns first major title

The Panamanian, Luis Concepcion, becomes the new WBA world super-flyweight champion after defeating Kono in Tokyo
Luis Concepcion
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FOURTH time’s the charm for Luis “El Nica” Concepcion. After falling twice to Hernan Marquez and once to Carlos Cuadras in his first three attempts to capture a major title, the Panama City native finally achieved his dream of becoming a world champion.

He defeated Kohei Kono at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo on Wednesday night. The scores read 116-112 twice and 115-113, all for the new WBA World super flyweight World Champion.

“Hello, my people,” said El Nica on social media after the fight. “I fulfilled my promise and I’m bringing you the title, thank God.”