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Japan Boxing Commission suspends Luis Nery

The commission didn’t take kindly to Nery coming in so overweight for his fight with Shinsuke Yamanaka.

Luis Nery v Shinsuke Yamanaka - WBC Bantamweight Title Bout Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Luis Nery is officially persona non grata in the Japanese boxing scene. ESPN is reporting the the Japanese Boxing Commission has officially suspended Luis Nery indefinitely for blowing the 118lb weight limit so badly in his mandated rematch with Shinsuke Yamanaka at the beginning of the month.

Nery originally weighed-in at 123lbs for the fight and only got down to 121 with a little extra time.

The fight would go ahead anyway, though, and Nery lit up Yamanaka early, dropping him four times en route to a second-round knockout. And in its announcement the JBC stated it was “a notorious incident that seriously damaged the social reputation of the sport of boxing.”

Nery has already been indefinitely suspended by the WBC as well, whose bantamweight title he was supposed to be defending in this rematch, but was stripped of as soon as he couldn’t make the the required weight limit.

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