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

By Miguel Rivera

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 Shinsuke Yamanaka last August.

Nery (24-0, 18 KOs), who was the mandatory challenger, traveled to Japan in August and knocked out Yamanaka in four rounds to capture the WBC bantamweight title.

If the results is voided out, then Yamanaka could reclaim the world title. There is one problem, there has been talk of Yamanaka retiring from the sport and the Japanese boxer has not made an official decision on whether or not he intends to continue fighting or plans to take back the world title.


The issue of food contamination for Mexican fighters has been a hot topic in the last few years. High profile fighters like Erik Morales and Francisco Vargas have tested positive for clenbuterol, which both blamed on contaminated meat. Both boxers were allowed to move forward with their scheduled contests.

"In the case of Nery, this is a substance which is very similar to clenbuterol. This is a major problem [with respect to contamination], and for Mexican athletes in specific. It is very likely to be contamination through food, but in two days we will have the resolution and I would not like to speculate," said Sulaiman prior to his presentation at the convention's welcome.

"The commissioner (with the Japanes Commission) is part of the investigation. The fight was held in Japan and they have the jurisdiction of what is going to be the result. We have had many communications about it and here will be the end of the process. There was a test in Tijuana that came back positive on July 27 and three tests that were conducted in Japan and all three came back negative."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dean_Razorback on 10-04-2017

funny how in a couple of days they resolved ortiz-wilder situation but with this one they are taking very long. it's been almost two months

Comment by leitzvaloy2 on 10-04-2017

Enough excuses. A slice of meat doesn't add up to the numbers from his blood test. Doctors already proved that you need to consume one whole cow to get the same results. I'm just glad Yamanaka is still alive.

Comment by hinode on 10-03-2017

They've announced that this will not come to a conclusion during the convention. It's the second time WBC delayed the outcome. Well, it's WBC so what do you expect. By the Mexican, for the Mexican.

Comment by Corelone on 10-02-2017

[QUOTE=1hourRun;18106576]Shinsuke Yamanaka has suffered tremendous damage to his personal health and to his legacy in the sport, what Luis Nery did deserves the highest penalty ; for those that do not know about the historical significance of this contest :…

Comment by 1hourRun on 10-02-2017

Shinsuke Yamanaka has suffered tremendous damage to his personal health and to his legacy in the sport, what Luis Nery did deserves the highest penalty ; for those that do not know about the historical significance of this contest :…

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