“I know Las Vegas and I know there will be Latino fans in the arena rooting for me on Saturday night. There will be Mexican fans for sure on my side. I’ve trained hard and I will win. Panama fighters do not lose to Filipinos. We’re 4-0 in title fights.”
(Note: Concepcion’s chief trainer is Rigoberti Garibaldi of Panama. He used to work Ricardo Mayorga’s corner)
“I’ve seen one video of Concepcion. He has a lot of heart which tells me he can be very dangerous inside the ring. I am going to rely on my speed and power to get through this one. Before I leave the 115 pound division, I want to fight Jorge Arce and Fernando Montiel. Those two are on my mind and it doesn’t matter who is first.”
Promoted by Top Rank, “Pinoy Power 2,” will feature TWO world championship fights, including Nonito Donaire of General Santos City Philippines and San Leandro, Calif., battling Rafael Concepcion of Panama City, Panama, for the World Boxing Association (WBA) interim super flyweight title AND World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion Steven Luevano of LaPuente, Calif., defending his title against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger Bernabe Concepcion of Rizal, Philippines. The broadcast will also feature undefeated Top-Five junior lightweight contender Anthony Peterson of Washington, D.C. in a 10-round bout against Luis Arcero of Tijuana, Mexico, and super lightweight contender Mark Melligen of Bacolod City Philippines in a 10-round rumble with Michele Rosales of San Luis, Potosi, Mexico.
Remaining tickets to “Pinoy Power 2,” priced at $200, $100, and $50, can be purchased at www.hardrockhotel.com, www.ticketmaster.com, and at all Ticketmaster outlets.
“Pinoy Power 2” will be produced and distributed by Top Rank, This Saturday! August 15, Live on Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, with a suggested retail price of $34.95. It will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD.