Earlier this month we saw long reigning WBC Bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-1-2, 19) [山中慎介] suffer a 4th round TKO as he loss to 22 year old Mexican Luis Nery (24-0, 18). Now, only days after that fight, we've seen the WBC announce that Nery's drug test has shown an "adverse finding".
The Mexican's A sample has tested positive for banned substance Zilpaterol, and the WBC will now follow their protocol to see whether or not Nery has broken their rules.
If he has there is a good chance that the WBC would strip Nery and give the title back to Yamanaka, who would bizarrely tie the long standing record of most world title defenses by a Japanese fighter with a No Contest essentially acting as his 13th defense. There is also the possibility that the WBC accept that Nery has ingested the chemical by accident, though this could be a really controversial stance given the way they have treat other fighters in the past. This is actually with in the rules of the "Clean Boing Program", under section V subsection H-
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