Rafael Concepción

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Rafael Concepción
Real name Rafael Concepción
Nickname(s) El Torito
Rated at Bantamweight
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Nationality Panama Panamanian
Born (1982-06-24) 24 June 1982 (age 35)
Panama City, Panama
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 19
Wins 14
Wins by KO 8
Losses 4
Draws 1

Rafael Concepción is a boxer from the Republic of Panama, nicknamed "El Torito". He has a record of 13 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw.

He fought A. J. "Bazooka" Banal of the Philippines for the WBA interim Super Flyweight Title on July 26, 2008 which he came out the victor. Though trailing in points, Concepcion sent Banal to the canvass in the 10th round. Due to exhaustion, his opponent refuse to rise back and continue.

On his first defense of the crown, Concepcion took on former world title holder Jorge Arce on September 15 that same year. After a vicious exchange of punches, he conceded the match and the title at the end of the 9th round.

He faced Nonito Donaire on August 15, 2009 in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada to regain the same title he lost which has become vacant. On the weigh-in, however, Concepcion was more than 4 pounds overweight and could not go lower on time. Thus the title became only available for Donaire who successfully made the weight limit.[1] Concepcion lost the bout via unanimous decision. From there, Concepcion moved to bantamweight.


  1. ^ Dennis Guillermo (August 14, 2009), Rafael Concepcion does not make weight, Donaire still promises to knock him out, Examiner.com 

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Title last held by
Leo Gamez
WBA Super Flyweight Champion
Interim Title

July 26, 2008 – September 15, 2008
Succeeded by
Jorge Arce