Robson Conceicao

Weightclass: Lightweight

  • 10wins

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  • 5kos

AGE:
30
Birthplace:
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Height:
5’7”
reach:
70.5"
Managers:
Sergio Batarelli
Trainers:
Luiz Carlos Dórea

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Robson ”Niño” (Baby) Conceicao

At the age of 30, Robson is a two-year pro. A sensational prospect at 130 pounds, he was an elite amateur at the international level before his debut – a three-time Brazilian Olympian who became the first boxer from his country to win an Olympic gold medal in 2016.

He fought 10 times in his first two years as a pro.

In his last fight on November 3 in El Paso, Texas, Robson won an eight-round unanimous decision against Joey Laviolette.

Boxingscene.com’s Keith Idec reported [excerpts]: Junior lightweight prospect Robson Conceicao dominated Canada’s Joey Laviolette in a completely one-sided eight-rounder Conceicao won by unanimous decision.

Conceicao, a 2016 Olympic gold medalist from Brazil, won by the same margin on each of the three scorecards (80-72).

The bigger, faster Conceicao basically took target practice on Laviolette throughout the first half of their fight. He landed an assortment of power shots to his opponent’s head and body, but never appeared to hurt Laviolette (9-2, 5 KOs), who hasn’t been knocked out as a pro. [End Idec item]

In his post-fight interview, Robson said through an interpreter, “This is my second bout fighting eight rounds and I felt great. I always train hard and I am always in great physical condition. I feel like I’m prepared to go the 12-round distance.

“I want to face the best. I’m ready to battle against the champions of the junior lightweight division. I want Tevin Farmer, Miguel Berchelt, Alberto Machado, or Gervonta Davis – I don’t care who it is. I want a title!”

When Robson signed a promotional contract with Top Rank in September, 2016, ESPN.com’s 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 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.

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]

Manager Sergio Batarelli said, “Robson started boxing with a trainer in Salvador named Bel, and then Bel took him to Luis Carlos Dorea and Dorea has been his trainer since his first amateur fight. Robson was 13 years old. The Brazilian Olympic team had other trainers at the Olympic Games in Rio, but Dorea was also there in the dressing room with Robson for all of his fights.”

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 was announced as the winner of his fight against Vasiliy Lomachenko, but in a very unusual move, governing body AIBA later changed the result to a win for Lomachenko.

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Robson was born and raised in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, and has eight brothers and sisters…

He said he started boxing at the age of 13 when his uncle Roberto introduced him to the sport…his nickname, “Niño,” was given to him by his father…

Robson reportedly had 420 amateur fights with a record of 405-15…he is naturally right-handed…he and his wife, Erika Mattos, have two daughters, four-year-old Sofia and one-year-old Stefanie…

From a Team Conceição press release [Aug. 13, 2016 – excerpts]: As a child, he would knock on car windows trying to sell melting popsicles or roam the streets attempting to flog vegetables.

He grew up fast hawking his meager wares in the city of Salvador, and calls himself a “survivor.”

“I have had a very difficult life,” he said. “I’ve been through so many different things in my life to survive.

“As a child I worked, helping my gran sell things so we could get by. And all the energy, the focus, the determination that I bring to the ring comes from my past and I use that to achieve my goals.”

Money was so scarce that proper boxing equipment was out of the question, so a young Conceição and a friend came up with a plan.

“We had nothing so we did our best to get things,” he said. “I went to the hospital and faked that I had an arm injury. The nurses covered my arm with bandages and then I used those bandages to tape my hands for training and sparring.

“My friend used to put flip-flops on both of his hands for me to punch when we trained.” [End Team Conceição item]

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:

2016 OLYMPIC GAMES – Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 8-9-16 he stopped Anvar Yunusov of Tajikistan in the 2nd round; in the quarterfinals on 8-12-16 he won a 3-0 decision against Hurshid Tajibayev of Uzbekistan; in the semifinals on 8-14-16 he won a 3-0 decision against Lazaro Alvarez of Cuba; in the finals on 8-16-16 he won a 3-0 decision against Sofiane Oumiha of France…

The Associated Press’ Greg Beacham reported from ringside [excerpts]: Robson Conceicao couldn’t step up onto a medal podium without thinking about where his climb began.

His mind is never far from his impoverished neighborhood, where he discovered and honed a boxing talent that finally lifted him all the way into Brazilian sports history.

The lightweight won Brazil’s first Olympic boxing gold medal, delighting a frenzied home audience with a unanimous decision over France’s Sofiane Oumiha.

“It’s amazing that my life has changed forever,” Conceicao said.

The largest boxing crowd of the Olympics filled the arena with songs, cheers and foot-stomping craziness for Conceicao, who found his path out of poverty through the boxing rings of the state of Bahia, the sport’s biggest hotbed in Brazil.

“It was an incredible feeling to represent the whole of Brazil and also Bahia,” said Conceicao, who stood atop the podium with his arms raised, basking in cheers. “I continued to fight because of them. They gave me the strength when I was fighting, so it was an incredible feeling. It’s because of them that I got this medal.”

Conceicao fights aggressively, but with a Cuban-style skill base and an elusive fluidity that contains hints of capoeira, samba and the clever style of Anderson Silva, Brazil’s greatest mixed martial artist.

Everybody in Brazil recognizes something in his style, Conceicao suggested earlier in the tournament. And now they’ll all understand the gold around his neck.

The 27-year-old three-time Olympian reached the peak of his skills just in time for his home games, storming through his bracket as the third seed and winning gold.

He credits his abilities to Bahia, where athletic Cuban fighting styles are often taught by imported Cuban coaches.

“Bahia has got the strongest reputation for boxing in the whole of Brazil,” he said. “That’s only because there’s a lot of poverty. A lot of kids are encouraged to box to get out, to escape.”

Brazil had won one silver and three bronze boxing medals in its modest Olympic boxing history, but Conceicao proved he deserved his gold with a strong performance against Oumiha.

Conceicao’s elusiveness, aggressiveness and creative punching kept Oumiha frustrated and hurt for the first two rounds, and a solid third was too late for the Frenchman.

Conceicao collapsed to his knees when the decision was announced. He then jumped against the turnbuckle and onto the ropes, waving his adoration at the singing, roaring crowd.

He eventually climbed out of the ring to kiss his young daughter, Sofia, and his wife, Erika Mattos, who is also a boxer.

After receiving an opening bye, Conceicao advanced to the gold-medal match with a quarterfinal win over Uzbekistan’s Hurshid Tojibaev and a cathartic semifinal victory over Cuba’s Lazaro Alvarez, a three-time world champion and two-time Olympic bronze medalist. [End Beacham item]…

2016 GIRALDO CORDOVA CARDIN TOURNAMENT – Havana, Cuba, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the semifinals (his first fight) on 6-1-16 he won by walkover against Sofiane Oumiha of France; in the finals on 6-2-16 he won a 3-0 decision against Armando Martinez of Cuba…

2016 BEOGRADSKI POBEDNIK – Belgrade, Serbia, 132 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 4-22-16 he won a 3-0 decision against Igor Lazarev of Israel; in the semifinals on 4-23-16 he won a 2-1 decision against Roland Galos of Hungary; in the finals on 4-24-16 he lost a 2-1 decision against Sultan Zaurbek of Kazakhstan…

2015 OLYMPIC TEST EVENT – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the semifinals (his first fight) on 12-5-15 he won a 2-1 decision against Luke McCormack of Great Britain; in the finals on 12-6-15 he won a 3-0 decision against Hurshid Tajibayev of Uzbekistan…

2015 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Doha, Qatar, 132 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 10-9-15 he won a 3-0 decision against Adlan Abdurashidov of Russia; in the quarterfinals on 10-10-15 he won a 3-0 decision against Joseph Cordina of Wales; in the semifinals on 10-12-15 he lost a 3-0 decision against Albert Selimov of Azerbaijan…

2015 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Vargas, Venezuela, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 8-19-15 he won a 3-0 decision against Lindolfo Delgado of Mexico; in the semifinals on 8-21-15 he won a 3-0 decision against Luis Cabrera of Venezuela; in the finals on 8-22-15 he won a 3-0 decision against Lazaro Álvarez of Cuba…

2013 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Almaty, Kazakhstan, 132 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in his first fight on 10-20-13 he won a 2-1 decision against Dorjnyambuu Otgondalai of Mongolia; in his second fight on 10-22-13 he won a 3-0 decision against Dmytro Chernyak of Ukraine; in the quarterfinals on 10-23-13 he won a 3-0 decision against Vikash Malik of Indonesia; in the semifinals on 10-25-13 he won a 3-0 decision against Domenico Valentino of Italy; in the finals on 10-26-13 he lost a 3-0 decision against Lazaro Alvarez of Cuba…

2013 GIRALDO CORDOVA CARDIN TOURNAMENT – Havana, Cuba, 132 pounds: in his first fight on 6-5-13 he lost a 2-1 decision against Dorjnyambuu Otgondalai of Mongolia…

2013 FELIKS STAMM MEMORIAL – Warsaw, Poland, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 4-23-13 he won a 16-4 decision against Radomir Obruśniak of Poland; in the quarterfinals on 4-24-13 he won a 12-8 decision against Joseph Cordina of Wales; in the semifinals on 4-25-13 he won a 13-8 decision against Gani Zhaylauov of Kazakhstan; in the finals on 4-26-13 he won a 14-9 decision against Bunyamin Aydin of Turkey…

2012 OLYMPIC GAMES – London, England, 132 pounds: in his first fight on 7-29-12 he lost a 13-9 decision against Josh Taylor of Great Britain…

2012 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Aracaju, Brazil, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 6-13-12 he won a 36-17 decision against Jose Carlos Brito; in the quarterfinals on 6-14-12 he won a 28-13 decision against Joedison Teixeira; in the semifinals on 6-15-12 he won a 12-4 decision against Renivan Reves; in the finals on 6-16-12 he stopped Israel Silva in the 3rd round…

2012 JOSE CHEO APONTE TOURNAMENT – Caguas, Puerto Rico, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 6-1-12 he stopped Dereck Cuevas ofPuerto Rico in the 3rd round; in the semifinals on 6-2-12 he won a 14-9 decision against Wellington Arias of Dominican Republic; in the finals on 6-3-12 he won an 18-15 decision against Alberto Machado of Puerto Rico…

2012 UMAKHANOV MEMORIAL – Makhachkala, Russia, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 5-2-12 he won a 14-5 decision against Sevak Miroyan of Armenia; in the semifinals on 5-3-12 he won an 11-6 decision against Yarash Magomedov of Russia; in the finals on 5-5-12 he won and 8-7 decision against Vyacheslav Shipunov of Russia…

2012 CHEMISTRY CUP – Halle, Germany, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 3-15-12 he won a 17-9 decision against Dorjnyambuu Otgondalai of Mongolia; in the semifinals on 3-16-12 he won a 17-10 decision against David Oliver Joyce of Ireland; in the finals on 3-17-12 he won a 16-8 decision against Gani Zhaylauov of Kazakhstan…

2011 PAN AMERICAN GAMES – Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 132 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in his first fight on 10-22-11 he won an 11-18 decision against Wellington Arias of Dominican Republic; in the quarterfinals on 10-24-11 he won a 21-6 decision against Toka Kahn Clary of the United States; in the semifinals on 10-26-11 he won a 27-8 decision against Angel Suarez of Puerto Rico; in the finals on 10-29-11 he lost a 16-11 decision against Yasnier Toledo Lopez of Cuba…

2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Baku, Azerbaijan, 132 pounds: in his first fight on 10-1-11 he won a 16-7 decision against Michał Chudecki of Poland; in his second fight on 10-3-11 he won a 21-20 decision against Martin Ward of England; in his third fight on 10-4-11 he lost a 19-18 decision against Vasiliy Lomachenko of Ukraine…

Manager Sergio Batarelli said, “They announced Robson as the winner of the Lomachenko fight and he went back to his hotel that night as the winner. It was later when the officials changed the scoring and made Lomachenko the winner. You can probably check it out on Google. It was politics.”

Letsgetreadytoruumble.wordpress.com reported [excerpts]: Amateur boxing’s world governing body has overturned a controversial decision at the AIBA World Chamionships in a landmark ruling this week.

Widely-regarded pound-for-pound best amateur Vasiliy Lomachenko had his controversial defeat to Brazilian Robson Conceicao overturned after AIBA decided the judges were wrong in their scoring of the bout.

A specially appointed AIBA jury declared that Lomachenko’s opponent should have been punished for his repeated falls to the canvas and Lomachenko’s penalization for a low-blow was in fact incorrect.

This would have resulted in the two-point penalty on Lomachenko being removed and a two-point deduction given to his opponent for repeated fouling, giving Lomachenko a lead at the end of the bout. [End Letsgetreadytoruumble.wordpress.com item]

2011 WORLD MILITARY GAMES – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 7-18-11 he won a 17-3 decision against Alseny Sylla of Guinea; in his second fight on 7-19-11 he won a 14-4 decision against Moses Gitonga of Kenya; in the quarterfinals on 7-21-11 he won an 11-9 decision against Hu Qianxun of China; in the semifinals on 7-22-11 he won a 15-11 decision against Abdelkader Chadi of Algeria; in the finals on 7-23-11 he won a 13-10 decision against Shili Alaa of Tunisia…

2011 JOSE CHEO APONTE TOURNAMENT – Caguas, Puerto Rico, 132 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 7-5-11 he won a 17-10 decision against Alex Rynn of Canada; in the semifinals on 7-7-11 he won a 4-1 decision against Angel Suarez of Puerto Rico; in the finals on 7-8-11 he lost a 15-13 decision against Nestor Bravo of Puerto Rico…

2011 OLYMPIC CUP – San Juan, Puerto Rico, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the semifinals (his first fight) on 7-1-11 he won a 19-6 decision against Angel Suarez of Puerto Rico; in the finals on 7-3-11 he won a 15-7 decision against Jefferson Silva of Brazil…

2011 COPA ROBERTO BALADO – Havana, Cuba, 132 pounds: in his first fight on 6-9-11 he lost an 18-11 decision against Yoangel Moya of Cuba…

2011 GIRALDO CORDOVA CARDIN MEMORIAL – Havana, Cuba, 132 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 6-4-11 he stopped Roberto Navarro of Dominican Republic in the 2nd round; in the semifinals on 6-5-11 he won an 18-6 decision against Redouane Kaya of Sweden; in the finals on 6-6-11 he lost a 22-13 decision against Yasnier Toledo Lopez of Cuba…

2011 PAN AMERICAN GAMES QUALIFIER – Quito, Ecuador, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) he won a 17-14 decision against Roberto Navarro of Dominican Republic; in the semifinals on 5-4-11 he won a 15-8 decision against Julio Cortez of Ecuador; in the finals on 5-5-11 he won an 18-7 decision against Cesar Villarraga of Colombia…

2011 PAN AMERICAN GAMES QUALIFIER – Cumana, Venezuela, 132 pounds: in his first fight on 3-25-11 he lost a 16-7 decision against Fradimil Macayo of Venezuela…

2010 STARS TOURNAMENT – Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 11-22-10 he won a 15-2 decision against Redouane Kaya of Sweden; in his second fight on 11-23-10 he won a 23-2 decision against Daniel Munoz of Chile; in the quarterfinals on 11-24-10 he won a 21-3 decision against Eduardo Nascimento of Brazil; in the semifinals on 11-26-10 he won a 14-8 decision against Wensley Souza of Brazil; in the finals on 11-27-10 he won a 23-6 decision against Juan Carrasco of Argentina…

2009 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS –  Milan, Italy, 125 pounds: in his first fight on 9-3-09 he lost a 21-7 decision against Yasnier Toledo Lopez of Cuba…

2009 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, 125 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 7-23-09 he won a 10-8 decision against Ivan Onate of Cuba; in the semifinals on 7-25-09 he won a 9-5 decision against Claudio Marrero of Dominican Republic; in the finals on 7-26-89 he won a 6-5 decision against Oscar Valdez of Mexico…

2008 OLYMPIC GAMES – Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 125 pounds: in his first fight on 8-11-08 he lost a 12-4 decision against Li Yang of China…

2008 GOLDEN BELT TOURNAMENT – Constanta, Romania, 125 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 6-11-08 he stopped Bujorel Hondaru of Romania in the 2nd round; in the semifinals on 6-13-08 he stopped Vasile Sandu of Romania in the 3rd round; in the finals on 6-14-08 he lost a 29-19 decision against Sergey Ignatiev of Russia…

2008 AMERICAN OLYMPIC QUALIFIER – Guatemala City, Guatemala, 125 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 4-25-08 he won a 14-9 decision against Angel Rodriguez of Venezuela; in the quarterfinals on 4-27-08 he won a 21-7 decision against Arash Usmanee of Canada; in the semifinals on 4-29-08 he won a 24-6 decision against Abner Cotto of Puerto Rico; in the finals on 4-30-08 he won a 5-0 decision against Roberto Navarro of Dominican Republic…

2008 AMERICAN OLYMPIC QUALIFIER – Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 125 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 3-15-08 he won a 16-9 decision against Jesus Cuellar of Argentina; in the semifinals on 3-17-08 he lost an 18-6 decision against Idel Torriente of Cuba…

STRENGTHS: Has good skills and movement…has good punching power…had a tremendous amateur background…

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 10 fights…45 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 4.5 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 50 %…

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 8 rounds – 2 (2-0)…6 rounds – 3 (3-0)…

fight history

  • 2018

    In his last fight on 11-3-18 in El Paso, TX, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Joey Laviolette (9-1): the bout was on the undercard of the Miguel Berchelt vs. Mickey Roman main event; Robson consistently out-boxed and out-worked Laviolette and landed the harder punches; scored 80-72 on all three scorecards…

    On 8-25-18 in Glendale, AZ, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Edgar Cantu (7-4-2): the bout was on the undercard of the Jose Pedraza vs. Ray Beltran main event, and Robson dominated the fight; Cantu gave a determined effort, but Robson consistently out-boxed him and landed the harder punches; Robson scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 6th round, and won by scores of 80-71 on all three scorecards…

    On 6-30-18 in Oklahoma City, OK, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Gavino Guaman (5-2): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Gilberto Ramirez vs. Alexis Angulo main event; Robson scored a knockdown with a right hand late in the 1st round, then scored two more knockdowns in the 2nd – the first with a right hand, the second with a series of punches; Robson scored another knockdown with a right hand in the 3rd round, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 0:36…

    On 4-28-18 in Philadelphia, PA, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Alex Rynn Torres (6-1): the bout was on the undercard of the Isaac Dogboe vs. Jessie Magdaleno main event, and Robson dominated the fight; he consistently out-boxed and out-worked Torres, and landed the harder punches; scored 60-54 on all three scorecards…

    On 2-16-18 in Reno, NV, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against previously undefeated Ignacio Holguin (5-0-1): the bout was on the undercard of the Ray Beltran vs. Paulus Moses main event, and Robson dominated the fight; he scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 1st round, and consistently out-boxed and out-worked Holguin; scored 60-52, 60-52, 60-54…

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  • 2017

    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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  • 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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