News | Aug 15 2017

Luis Nery hammers long-reigning champion Shinsuke Yamanaka

Shinsuke Yamanaka violently dethroned by Luis Nery
shinsuke yamanaka, luis nery
luis nery  |  Zanfer Box

SHINSUKE YAMANAKA’S six-year reign as WBC world bantamweight champion came to a brutal end in Japan earlier today when Mexico’s Luis Nery stopped him inside four rounds.

Making the 13th defence of his title, Yamanaka was also looking to strengthen his position at the top of the division by seeing off mandatory challenger Nery, who had previously never fought outside of his home country.

For the first couple of rounds the 34-year-old seemed to be establishing his jab and finding a rhythm, but Nery, 22, began backing the champion up in the third with solid combinations.


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