Without rancor, World Boxing Council bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka, faces a high risk, high octane challenge from tough explosive hitting Mexican fighter Luis Nery on Aug. 15 at the Shimadzu Arena in Kyoto, Japan.
In his previous fight this March, Yamanaka defended his crown by knocking out Carlos Carlson in the seventh round in Tokyo. That was the twelfth defense of his title, the second longest streak ever seen by a Japanese champion.
Now…Yamanaka seeks to tie former WBA lightweight champion Yoko Gushiken.
“When I started in boxing I just wanted to be a world champion. But now, I am about to draw this record. It motivates me to prepare harder for a great fight.
“In my career, I have achieved more than I have ever dreamed and I am deeply grateful for that.”
Yamanaka says he definitely won’t fall into the stealthy complacent trap of overconfidence, because he is acutely aware and wary that he will have a young, fresh, hard hitting left-handed, unbeaten and high-quality rival, trying to dethrone him.