Luis Nery tells WBC he was ‘over-hydrated’ in camp, collapsed in training

Luis Nery

Naoki Fukuda

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman confirms that the Board of Governors is considering the course of action concerning former bantamweight champion Luis Nery who came along with his team, for an audience, which the WBC requested.

Deeply concerned about the reports presented by the boxer, the WBC’s President was emphatic in saying that it is necessary to guide the fighter regarding unsafe practices of some pseudo-trainers / physical trainers, who without showing any scruples, put into practice nutritional techniques to “Take care of the weight.”

He explained that Luis was subjected to a regime of “overhydration.” He had to drink seven liters of water. Plus some special milkshakes and his regular diet.

“At one point, he collapsed!”

All of this led him to be six kg overweight in the week of the fight, reaching the Weigh-In two kilos of overweight, losing his title on the scale.

Despite this ruling, the fight against Shinsuke Yamanaka occurred – even though the risks were very high indeed.

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman stressed that they would examine this case with a thorough and comprehensive investigation.

Not only to determine the penalty for Nery but also to prevent people like these from continuing putting at risk the lives of boxers who rely on them.

He also said: “A boxer who is willing to do uncertain things proposed by third parties, irresponsible agents proposing something that is not natural, is putting everything at risk!

“The Board of Governors is looking into this. Furthermore, we will have a determination very soon.”

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