WBC Prez Applauds Luis Nery For Withdrawing From Return

By Miguel Rivera

Last week, former WBC bantamweight world champion Luis Nery (26-0, 20 KOs) canceled his return to the ring on June 9 - after being warned by the World Boxing Council.

The WBC had placed him on a temporary suspension for failing to make weight for his March rematch with Shinsuke Yamanaka. He lost his WBC world title on the scale.

He appeared at a hearing with the WBC and they reached an agreement on certain terms.

luis-nery (8)_2

When Nery announced that he was fighting on June 9 in Mexico - the WBC was shocked, as the boxer had promised to sit on the shelf as part of the resolution that both sides reached at the hearing.

"At first, I felt very bad to see a fight announced through the media and then I saw that (Luis) made the right decision, because we had a conversation with him and his representatives, he understood his mistakes (in the fight against Shinsuke Yamanaka) and by not fighting and making a decision to abide by the suspension - that commits us to continue supporting his career," Sulaiman explained to ESPN Deportes.

Zanfer Promotions had announced that Nery was going to fight on June 9 against Jetro Pabustan, from the Philippines, as a headline fight in Tijuana.

Also, with last weekend's shocking upset of Julio Ceja in his stay busy fight with Venezuelan Franklin Manzanilla, the current WBC super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas must wait a little longer to have a mandatory challenger and precisely because of that, the green and gold sanctioning body will allow him to make one more voluntary defense.

Ceja was the mandatory challenger to Vargas and he only had to beat Manzanilla to once again compete for the WBC super bantamweight championship. However, Ceja lost and the sanctioning body hopes to order an eliminator between the two highest available challengers.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Holler on 06-01-2018

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;18823401]Last week, former WBC bantamweight world champion Luis Nery (26-0, 20 KOs) canceled his return to the ring on June 9 - after being warned by the World Boxing Council. The WBC had placed him on a temporary suspension for…

Comment by DramaShow on 06-01-2018

is this boxingscene or wbcscene?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Cormier: Khabib is Crazy, Mayweather Will Beat Him Up Bad! Canelo: The WBC Has Been My Family Since The Beginning Dorticos' Coach Confident Second Time is The Charm in WBSS Miguel Roman Training Hard, Confident of Shocking Berchelt Photos: Canelo Honored By The WBC, Belted By Sulaiman Joe Smith Promoter: We Expect Beterbiev Fight Next, Not Bivol Andrade: I Want Big Fights, Not Face Lesser Guys Like Charlos Do Jaime Munguia Eyes December Fight, Takeshi Inoue is Possible Josh Taylor: Postol Gave Me Test I Needed, I'll Win The WBSS Artur Beterbiev vs. Joe Smith in Play, Says Michel Hearn: We Want Wilder, We're Consistently Making The Effort Bellew: I 100% Believe That I Will Take Oleksandr Usyk Apart! Christian Mbilli Stops Luis Fernando Pina in Two Rounds Katie Taylor Aims To Make Statement For Boston Fans JJ Metcalf vs. Liam Williams Added To Frampton-Warrington Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding - Ticket Information Mayweather Reacts To Khabib: CBS, SHO - Get The Checkbook! Lebedev vs. Wilson, Zhang vs. Ustinov on November 24, Monaco Shakur Stevenson Wants Josh Warrington Sooner Than Later Lemieux Hopes To Return in December, Fight Canelo in 2019 Bob Arum: I Don't Believe There's An Al Haymon; He's Fictional Team Kautondokwa Praise Ruling on Saunders, Andrade Shot Frampton Open To Gary Russell, Smiles at Warrington's Style Lewis Benson Vows To Bounce Back, Wants Coyle Rematch Zolani Tete To Be Trained By Floyd Mayweather Sr. McGregor's Trainer Doesn't Rule Out Malignaggi Boxing Match Ricky Hatton Expects Very Big Things From Nathan Gorman This Bud's For You, Crawford's Stock Continues To Rise Adonis Stevenson: I'll Prove I'm Still #1, I'll Knock Gvozdyk Out! Mikael Zewski vs. Ali Funeka Set For Stevenson-Gvozdyk Card Rey Vargas Planning To Make Title Defense in December Felix Verdejo vs. Yardley Armenta Cruz on November 10 Ruben Villa Outpoints Miguel Carrizoza Over Eight Rounds Eduardo Hernandez Draws Heavy Interest From U.S. Promoters Wilder Offers Apology Over Mascot, Network Denies Injury Hearn: Chisora, Not Luis Ortiz, is Frontrunner For Whyte Kavaliauskas-Arriaza Winner Could Be Next Foe For Crawford Bob Arum: I Would Love To Make Crawford-Spence Fight Next Khabib To Mayweather: In The Jungle, There is Only One King! Crawford-Benavidez Does Big Ratings For ESPN

Latest Active Forum Threads