|Real name||Martin Concepcion|
11 August 1981 |
|Wins by KO||12|
Concepcion began boxing professionally on 6 December 2003, with his first bout being won by knockout, a theme that would be repeated 6 more times until 3 December 2004, when he won his first bout by decision. He racked up another KO before two more points wins, going 11-0-0. Three straight losses followed when he "stepped up" to stronger opposition (his first 10 opponents had a combined record of 67-358-18, while the next 3 combined ran 32-9-5). He appeared on The Contender Challenge: UK vs. USA, boxing for the UK and losing to Alfonso Gomez.
He got probably the biggest win of his career immediately following the Gomez fight, stopping the then undefeated Matthew Hall in an exciting one round affair. Conception dropped Hall badly with a left hook as Hall was putting the pressure on him, Hall got up, seemingly hurt Conception with a shot of his own, then got dropped again by a right hand. Hall got up again, but Conception pressed him with a flurry of punches and the referee stopped the fight.
However, Conception had a period of dramatic ups and downs after that fight. He followed that win with a brutal third round stoppage loss to Bradley Pryce, and from then on he got mostly wins against journeyman opposition. He eventually won the British Midlands Light Middleweight belt and had two tough, entertaining fights with Kevin Hammonds in which he successfully defended his belt. His last fight was against Sam Webb for the full-fledged British Light Middleweight title, and he was game but Webb soundly outboxed him and ultimately stopped him in the 11th round of their match.
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