Next Tuesday we'll see WBC Bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2, 19) [山中慎介] take on mandatory challenger Luis Nery (23-0, 17) In Kyoto, with Yamanaka seeking his 13th defense of the title and Nery looking to make a name for himself in what will be his first world title challenge.
Today, ahead of the bout, Nery took part in a public work out and spoke to the media.
In terms of what he spoke about he stated he had been in Japan for 3 days now and was feeling in perfection condition ready to fight with the champion already. He was confident, saying that not only would he win but that he would do so in 6 rounds, having scouted Yamanaka in preparation for this bout.
Although being confident is hardly a surprise it was interesting that Nery suggested going down in weight to Super Flyweight in the future, to face either Roman Gonalez, who was in attendance, or Juan Francisco Estrada.
As for the work out Nery looked sharp in a short sparring session with Daiki Funayama (5-3-1, 2) [舟山大樹], with Nery impressing in terms of his angles and variety, though Funayama did say that Yamanaka was the heavier puncher. As well as the spar Nery worked on the mitts and looked to be trying to keep his weight off ahead of the weigh in.
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