Robson Conceicao outclasses Jesus Ahumada, time to step it up
Talented junior lightweight Robson “Nino” Conceicao (15-0, 7ko) is one of those fighters with an extensive amateur background. He has 420 fights and is the first-ever Brazilian Gold medalist, winning the 2016 Olympic games. Furthermore, he holds an amateur victory over former unified lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko.
The Brazilian boxer is looking to put a bad performance against Luis Coria, back in October 2020, in the rearview. He will attempt to move forward against Mexican fighter “La Cobra” Jesus Antonio Ahumada (17-3, 11ko). La Cobra is a decent puncher and will enjoy a 4-inch reach advantage. This should make things easy for La Cobra to maintain distance by boxing and keeping the fight in the center of the ring. However, the lack of amateur experience could play a factor.
THERE ARE LEVELS TO THIS
Nino, from the moment the bell sounded, made it clear he was the superior. He kicked things off with a blistering jab, right hook, and two hard hooks to the body. He was finding a home for the jab and straight righthand down the pipe, taking advantage of Ahumada keeping his head on the centerline.
The Brazilian boxer was extremely comfortable fighting in the pocket, He switched from offense to defense, landing the left hook counter in-between the punches of the Mexican fighter. Conceicao’s punching power caused Ahumada’s face to start bleeding in the second round.
Ahumada was beginning to show how bad the beating was getting as the right side of his face was swollen and bloody. Conceicao kept the punches coming, landing uppercuts, left hooks to the body, and throwing beautiful right-hand counters after executing feints to freeze his opponent.
The Mexican fighter was fighting hard, coming forward landing the right hand. He continued to stay on the centerline not moving his head. This gave the more accurate, Brazilian boxer opportunities to land hard body shots while finishing up with the left hook.
This was turning into a glorified sparring session as Conceicao was landing every punch he threw. He finally ended the fight in the seventh round. The finisher was a hard, straight right-hand to the belly followed by a left hook that sent the Mexican fighter to the canvas.
Ahumada would beat the count, but the referee did the smart thing and called a halt to fight.
TIME TO STEP IT UP
Nino showed all the tools in the toolbox. However, time is not on his side at 32-years of age. Team Conceicao needs to step it and look to fight a top 15 junior lightweight competitor. They need to start proving they can hang with the top dogs of the division by making a move towards a championship.
The junior lightweight division is one of the deepest divisions in boxing, blessed with youth and mouth-watering match-ups.
By: Garrisson Bland