The Luis “Pantera” Nery saga continues

July 27, 2017 No Comments

After five Mexican fighters tried and five Mexican fighters failed to defeat the current WBC bantamweight champion, Shinsuke Yamanaka, it is Luis Nery’s turn. On August 15th at the Shimazu Arena in Kyoto, Japan, they will be featuring the unbeaten WBC bantamweight champion Yamanaka (27-0-2 with 19 KOs) and his challenger Tijuana, Mexico’s Luis “Pantera” Nery (23-0, 17 KOs). The popular Yamanaka will be defending a Title he first won back on November 6, 2011, a few months shy of six years ago, when he stopped Christian “Italian” Esquivel also from Tijuana, by TKO at the 1:28 mark of round 11 of 12.

Shinsuke Yamanaka, the WBC bantamweight World champion, is not only recognized for his astounding boxing skills, the Japanese people revere him for his discipline and professionalism. The Japan Boxing Commission recognized him as their “Best Boxer of 2016” after he defeated the always tough Panamanian Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno.

If Yamanaka can defeat Nery, he will equal the mark of most consecutive defenses of a worldwide title, that is now held by Yoko Gushiken, who is a former light flyweight champion. He made 13 title defenses from 1976 to 1981 until he was finally dethroned by the gutsy, masterful Pedro Flores of Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. In that amazing fight, the Gushiken corner ended up throwing in the towel in the twelfth and final round.

After now defeating five Mexican boxers, all of whom were defeated by knockout, Yamanaka has become a Mexican assassin. He first knocked Yucatecan Jose “Cacho” Silvia out, then it was Christian Esquivel from Temoaya, Mexico City, Mexico, next it was Veracruz sensation Tomas “Gusano” Rojas, then, in 2013 he knocked out Alberto “Metro” Guevara and finally it Tijuana’s Carlos Carlson in March of this year.

Share This PostFight card preview, Pro Boxing

Leave a Reply


*

Spotting a mismatch from any distance, be you a fan or the World Boxing Council

The TV announcer’s summation after watching the Jhonny Gonzalez versus Irving Berry bout of November 4, 2017:  “The WBC International...

Updated Pro Boxing Schedule

Above photo was taken on August 17, 1989, in San Diego, on the night Tony Deluca defeated Willy Salazar...

Ottley loses to top prospect Bohachuk at the OC Fairgrounds

Morales, Klitschko, Wright headed to the Hall of Fame

On December 5, 2017, the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum at 1 Hall of Fame Drive in...

MMA & Muay Thai Fights schedule

MMA and Muay Thai schedules are updated on a regular basis with an emphasis given to events involving local...

USA Amateur Boxing’s updated schedule for San Diego & Imperial Counties

December Date: December 5-9, 2017 Date: Friday, December 15, 2017   Standard requirements for boxing gyms hosting a sanctioned USA...