fighter

Robson Conceicao

Weightclass: Lightweight

  • 5wins

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  • 4kos

AGE:
28
Birthplace:
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Height:
5’9”
reach:
70.5"
Managers:
Sergio Batareli, Luiz Fernando Menezes
Trainers:
Luiz Carlos Dorea

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Robson ”Niño” (Baby) Conceicao

At the age of 28, Robson made his pro debut in November, 2016. A sensational prospect at 130 pounds, he was an elite amateur at the international level – a three-time Brazilian Olympian who, in 2016, became the first boxer from his country to win an Olympic gold medal.

In his last fight on September 22 in Tucson, Arizona, he won by third-round TKO against Carlos Osorio.

ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: Robson Conceicao, a 2016 Olympic gold medalist from Brazil, battered and befuddled Carlos Osorio of Nicaragua in a third-round knockout victory.

If Conceicao wasn’t stuffing punches in Osorio’s face, he was juking and moving so Osorio could not land a thing. After the third round, Osorio retired on his stool, claiming he threw his right shoulder out on one of his many missed punches. [End Rafael item]

When Robson signed a promotional contract with Top Rank in September, 2016, Dan Rafael reported [Sept. 2, 2016 – excerpts]: Robson Conceicao, who thrilled the home fans by becoming the first Brazilian boxer in history to win an Olympic gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics last month, has signed a professional contract with American promotional giant Top Rank.

As talented as the 27-year-old Conceicao is – he was also an Olympian in 2012 and 2008 – Top Rank president Todd duBoef sees him as a fighter with a built-in fan base at home who can become a major box-office star.

“The most important thing to me was the incredible connection he has to those fans in Brazil,” duBoef said. “That was A, No. 1. The fighting style, his speed, his power, what he does with his right hand or his left hand – I will leave that to my matchmakers. But his marketability is sensational, absolutely over the top.”

DuBoef said that Top Rank matchmaker Brad Goodman, who attended the Olympics, was blown away by the reaction he saw from the Brazilian fans when Conceicao boxed.

“He said he had never seen anything across the board in terms of enthusiasm in the arena as Conceicao progressed in the Olympics, and especially when he won the gold medal,” duBoef said.

“Obviously, his skills at that level speak for themselves, but the marketability and coming from Brazil, which is a massive country that supports its sports stars, make this the perfect combination for us.

“He’s mature, and he’s going to jump right into six-rounders and maybe into eight-rounders after two fights,” duBoef said. “We may see quicker transitions to the pros than we have after previous Olympics because of the new rules in Rio.”

Conceicao’s signing is the second major Brazilian one for Top Rank. Following the 2012 Olympics, it signed middleweight Esquiva Falcao, the country’s first-ever boxing silver medalist. Falcao is one of Top Rank’s top prospects.

“This is step No. 2 of our long-term investment into Brazil and the boxing category,” duBoef said. “They’re huge fans of MMA, but it’s also a fertile place for boxing.” [End Rafael item]

As an amateur, Robson had impressive wins against Oscar Valdez of Mexico, who currently holds the WBO featherweight world title, and Jesus Cuellar of Argentina, who went on to win the WBA featherweight world title. In the 2011 World Championships, Robson lost a very close 19-18 decision against Vasily Lomachenko of Ukraine, a two-division world champion as a pro who currently holds the WBO junior lightweight world title, and is universally considered one of today’s top fighters “pound-for-pound.

fight history

  • 2016

    He debuted at the age of 28 on 11-5-16 in Las Vegas, NV, and won a 6 round unanimous decision against Clay Burns (4-2-2): the bout was on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas main event, and Robson dominated the fight; he out-boxed and out-worked Burns, and landed the harder punches; he bloodied Burns’ nose, and won by shutout scores of 60-54 on all three scorecards

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  • 2017

    In his last fight on 9-22-17 in Tucson, AZ, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Carlos Osorio (13-7-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Oscar Valdez vs. Genesis Servania main event, and Robson dominated the fight; he out-boxed and out-worked Osorio and consistently landed the harder punches; Osorio claimed he injured his right shoulder, and did not continue after the 3rd round…

    On 7-21-17 in San Juan, PR, he won by knockout (1st round) against Bernardo Gomez (18-7): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard at Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, and Robson quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a series of punches in the 1st round, and Gomez was counted out at 0:52…

    On 3-17-17 in New York, NY, he won by TKO (2nd round) against left-handed Aaron Hollis (3-4): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Michael Conlan vs. Tim Ibarra main event, and Robson quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a right hand late in the 1st round, then rocked Hollis with an unanswered series of punches early in the 2nd and the referee stopped the fight at 0:36…

    On 1-27-17 in Studio City, CA, he won by knockout (2nd round) against Aaron Ely (3-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at Sportmen’s Lodge, and Robson quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns, both with right hands, in the 1st round and Ely was cut over his left eye; Robson scored another knockdown with a right hand in the 2nd, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 1:06

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