Nery stops Yamanaka in two
In what can only be considered a tainted victory. Mexican Luis Nery wasted little time in disposing of former Japanese World Bantamweight Champion, Shinsuke Yamanaka. Sending his foe back into retirement once more.
Nery lost his title on the scales at yesterday’s weigh in coming in a full five pounds over the 118 pound limit. Depsite being given two hours to shed the weight, he came back to the scales having only managed to shave 2 pounds off. The bout went ahead at Yamanaka’s request as the WBC World Bantamweight Title could still be won by the challenger.
However, this was not to be. Nery made even lighter work of his more experienced foe, This fight lasting two full rounds less than their previous outing in August of last year. Nery dropped Yamanaka four times in the second round, the size difference proving far too much, with the referee having no choice but to call the action to a halt.
Whilst he may have picked up the victory, Nery leaves the WBC Bantamweight title vacant. Given his recent troubles Nery and his team need to ponder there next move. Given news that Noaya Inoue is moving up to the weight, and that the next World Boxing Super Series could well be in the Bantamweight division. Nery has a real chance to make a name for himself for the right reasons. If 118 is too difficult for him to make then perhaps a move up to the 122 pound division should be his next move.
Also on the card, Ryosuke Iwasa made light work of Ernesto Saulong. Defending his IBF Super Bantamweight title with a wide decision of 120-108, 119-109 & 118-110 on the judges scorecards.
By: Aaron Cooper