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Yamanaka No Longer Retiring, Coming Back For Luis Nery Rematch

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, the World Boxing Council ordered an immediate rematch between Shinsuke Yamanaka and Luis Nery for its bantamweight title on Tuesday, three months after the l...Read More

WBC Issues Ruling on Luis Nery, Must Face Yamanaka Again

On October of 2016, Luis Nery enrolled in the WBC Clean Boxing Program’s (“CBP”) out-of-competition anti-doping testing by virtue of being rated in the top 15 in the bantamweight division of the WBC w...Read More

Luis Nery PED Ruling To Be Made Very Shortly, Says Sulaiman

By this coming Wednesday, the World Boxing Council intends to resolve the case of Mexico's Luis Nery, who tested positive for zilpaterol (substance similar to clenbuterol) prior to his fight with Shin...Read More

Luis Nery Promoter is Firm: Test Failure Due To Contamination

Luis Nery and his promoter, Zanfer Promotions of Mexico, are waiting for a resolution from the World Boxing Council (WBC) regarding the boxer's failed drug test. Last month,Nery stopped longtime champ...Read More

Yamanaka To Retire Unless He Secures Luis Nery Rematch

Shinsuke Yamanaka will retire from boxing if he is denied a rematch with WBC bantamweight champion Luis Nery, the man who took his title, the Japanese fighter's promoters have said. Nery scored a four...Read More

Luis Nery Tested Positive for PED Before Title Win Over Yamanaka

LAS VEGAS – The WBC announced Wednesday that bantamweight champion Luis Nery submitted an adverse sample during a pre-fight test for performance-enhancing drugs before his technical knockout victory o...Read More

Photos: Luis Nery Shocks Shinsuke Yamanaka For WBC Crown

Yamanaka vs. Nery Fight Photos Gallery - Shinsuke Yamanaka’s bid to equal the Japan record for most consecutive title defenses ended with the champion on the ropes and his towel in the ring. Mexican c...Read More

Luis Nery-Shinsuke Yamanaka: Post-Fight Report Card

There is beauty in boxing that would be ugly anywhere else. On Tuesday in Japan, we saw one of those moments. Longtime bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka was under heavy fire. A younger, stronger...Read More

Luis Nery Stops Shinsuke Yamanaka in Four To Claim WBC Belt

Shinsuke Yamanaka suffered his first pro defeat on Tuesday, losing his WBC bantamweight crown in a fourth-round technical knockout to Mexico’s Luis Nery. Yamanaka, making his 13th title defense, was s...Read More

Shinsuke Yamanaka-Luis Nery: Pre-Fight Report Card

History is close. With one more win, Shinsuke Yamanaka can tie for the most consecutive title defenses of any fighter, in any division, in Japanese history. Thirteen defenses would equal Hall of Famer...Read More

Shinsuke Yamanaka-Luis Nery: Summer’s Hidden Gem?

Shinsuke Yamanaka-Luis Nery: Summer’s Hidden Gem?

By Cliff Rold - There are plenty of fight fans looking forward to August 15th. There are less of them in the US market than elsewhere. American fight fans, fairly enough, have their eye on an excellen...Read More

Cuadras vs. Estrada Will Steal The 'Superfly' Show, Says Beltran

Mexican promoter Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions, who's been visiting Mexico City, says the fight between Juan Francisco "Gallo" Estrada and Carlos "Príncipe" Cuadras, will steal the show on the...Read More

Yamanaka Not Fixated on Breaking Record, Hopes To KO Nery

WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka insists attempting to match a 37-year-old Japanese record will not affect his performance when he fights Mexican challenger Luis Nery next month. Yamanaka, ...Read More

Yamanaka Motivated To Break Defense Record With Nery

When Shinsuke Yamanaka began boxing in high school, all he wanted to do was become a world champion. He accomplished that, but never thought his reign would last this long. Yamanaka, the WBC bantamwei...Read More

Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Luis Nery Set For August 15 in Japan

A deal has been reached. Luis "Pantera" Nery will receive his great opportunity, when fights for the world championship. His mission is difficult, but not impossible and his worth has been more than p...Read More

Zolani Tete Targets Yamanaka, Zhakiyanov Title Unifications

ZOLANI Tete is yet to receive his WBO belt after being elevated to a bantamweight champion due to permutations and already he is calling out other champions for unification. Tete (25-3, 20 KOs) beat...Read More

Shinsuke Yamanaka Too Good, Too Strong in KO of Carlson

Shinsuke Yamanaka mauled the Mexican challenger and retained his WBC bantamweight title with a seventh-round technical knockout victory at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan on Thursday night. ...Read More

Photos: Shinsuke Yamanaka, Carlos Carlson Ready For War

ORANGE, Calif. - Carlos "Memin" Carlson (22-1, 13 KOs) and reigning WBC Bantamweight Champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18 KOs) both made weight at Wednesday's weigh in in Japan....Read More

Photos: Shinsuke Yamanaka, Carlos Carlson - Go Face To Face

ORANGE, Calif. - Final pleasantries between Carlos "Memin" Carlson (22-1, 13 KOs) and reigning WBC Bantamweight Champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18 KOs) were exchanged during Tuesday's final press ...Read More

Carlos Carlson Pumped For Shinsuke Yamanaka WBC Title Shot

WBC bantamweight world titleholder Shinsuke Yamanaka will defend his title against Carlos Carlson on March 2, Thompson Boxing Promotions announced Monday morning....Read More