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Luis Nery

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Luis Nery (born December 12, 1994 in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico as Luis Esteban Nery) is a Mexican bantamweight boxer and currently undefeated.

Career

Nery completed a total of only nine amateur fights, all of which he won, five of them by knockout.

Nery made his professional debut on May 5, 2012 against fellow countryman Jose Guadalupe Salgado, who also debuted, winning that fight by round 1 knockout.

In April 2016, he captured the vacant WBC American continental title when he defeated Martin Casillas on points in a fight scheduled for 10 rounds. At the end of July of the same year, he defended this belt against David Sanchez by an early victory. On December 17, 2016, he captured the WBC silver title, which was also vacant, with a T.-K.-o victory over Raymond Tabugon.

On August 15 of the following year, Nery faced Japanese WBC world champion Shinsuke Yamanaka for his title. The Japanese had held that title since 2011 and defended it eleven times and was considered the absolute top favorite. Completely surprisingly Nery knocked Yamanaka out in the 4th round and was crowned WBC world champion.

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