Luis Nery vs Shinsuke Yamanaka 2
BY KID HERSH
From Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan, came the rematch between Luis Nery (25-0, 19KO's) and Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-1-2, 19KO's). In the first round Nery was looking his man over, eyeing him just like in the first fight. He got going faster than in the first though, as he turned up the pressure and combination punching and appeared to score a knockdown with about thirty seconds left in the round off of an awkward jab/push looking punch. It was not ruled a knockdown but you could see that Yamanaka was on unsteady legs, and indeed went to the canvas for a scored knockdown before the round was over. The end came in the second round when Yamanaka went down two more times and then the referee called a halt to the bout.
Now the controversy surrounding this bout is the fact that Nery was overweight before he blasted out Yamanaka. What that means - we will have to wait and see on.