World Boxing Council bantamweight champion Luis “Pantera” Nery has arrived in Japan, to defend his title against the legendary Japanese boxer, Shinsuke Yamanaka, in a rematch, on March 1st at the Kokukigan Arena.
Luis Nery surprised the world on August 15 of last year by defeating the local fighter and conquering the WBC world title, in what was supposed to be a Japanese party, since Yamanaka sought to equal the record of the most title defenses (13) set by the idol Yoko Gushiken.
Comfortably ensconced in his hotel, the champion all the way from Tijuana commented:
“I am very happy to come to Japan for the second time. Japan is cold, so it’s necessary to make an effort to take good care of myself to lose weight.
“My fight with Shinsuke Yamanaka will be tough, but I will get the victory. I will go into this fight with an aggressive boxing style as I did in my first fight with Shinsuke Yamanaka. I’m fully focused and I predict the fight will end in the sixth round!”
In the other corner, Former champion of Japan Shinsuke Yamanaka said he’s ready, prepared and absolutely determined to re-conquer the crown in a tasty re-match.
Thrown by the power of Nery, who took his throne, the former long time champion has a one time chance to rectify all that on Thursday March 1st, at the Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. The card is presented by Teiken Promotions.
Nery defeated the sturdy veteran by knockout in the fourth round. Since then Yamanaka has worked tirelessly to correct mistakes and iron out, what he insists is a burnished strategy for chapter two. He offered few hints but displayed superlative physical condition, during a public training session, which proved to be a popular portion part, in promoting this intense pressure cooker clash.