With his new green and gold belt as world champion of the World Boxing Council, Luis Nery appeared before the press in his homtown of Tijuana with the satisfaction of accomplishment to celebrate with his people.
The feat Nery achieved last Tuesday cannot be underestimated as the undefeated challenger dethroned long-reigning Shinsuke Yamanaka in Japan.
Welcomed by the Mayor of Tijuana, Juan Manuel Gastelum Buenrostro attended the press conference and addressed the media some very moving words to the new world champion.
Nery (24-0-0, 18 KOs) knocked out Yamanaka in four rounds as the Japanese was making the 13th defense of his championship.
“You are an example for our community, you’re a Tijuanense pride. You motivate young people to fight for their dreams and be good citizens and on behalf of the Tijuanenses, we congratulate the feat achieved. We are confident that your accomplishments are just beginning and will give a lot more joy to Tijuana and Mexico,” expressed the Mayor of Tijuana.
Zanfer CEO Fernando Beltrán, Nery’s promoter, reported that there is a high possibility that next November ‘Pantera’ could defend his belt in Tijuana
“Nery has a career as a champion my many defenses ahead of him. He showed what talent he has and if he stays focused that there are future unifications,” Beltran said.
Yamanaka said he and his representatives have already applied to gain revenge with an immediate rematch and are evaluating their plans.
Zanfer say Nery will rest and resume training for his first defense in November.
“It is a great pleasure to have this belt in my hands. It is the objective that every boxer has since his debut and now finally it’s a reality for me,” said Nery.
“It was a great team effort. I have to thank my promoter Fernando Beltrán for believing in me from a novice and to my trainer Ismael Rodríguez and my agent Guillermo Brito Jr.
“My company Zanfer has taken my career and got me this opportunity, to the great fans who have always supported me and certainly to you the press, which has always believed in me and has me motivated,” he added.