As we've reported several times in the past the JBC have a Invitation-prohibited boxer list, essentially a list of fighters banned from fighting in Japan for a set time period. Ususually the fighters who are banned are poor imports from Thailand or Indonesia, where their lack of ability has essentially been the reason for their ban, as is the case for such as Samai Lakhun (0-2) who was stopped in 91 seconds by Yuki Beppu on January 12th.
Lacking ability is far from the only reason a fighter can be added to the list. A lack of effort is another, as is name spoofing, or fighting under a different name. We even get some very weird ones, with some fighters being banned for immature displays or even, in the case of Phutthanuphap Samoechuea, having a full body tattoo. It's not even just boxers on the list but also matchmakers, managers and even trainers, for things like excessive protests.
Whilst most of the suspensions are do to poor performances of ability the other leading reason for a fighter to be added to the list is a failure to make weight. In recent years that has caused fighters like Juan Hernandez, Jason Pagara, Ryan Lumacad, Donnie Mabao and Michael Escobia and Liborio Solis to all be added to the list at various times for failing to make the contracted weight.
The latest name to be added to the list is former WBC Bantamweight champion Luis Nery (26-0, 20) who the JBC have given a 1 year ban from being allowed to fight in Japan, following his recent weight issues, where he came in well above the Bantamweight limit for his rematch with popular former champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-2-2, 19) [山中慎介]. His ban will run until March 2019.
Incidentally the ban given to former WBC Flyweight champion Juan Hernandez runs to this coming May, following his failure to make weight for his 2017 bout with Daigo Higa [比嘉 大吾], after that he would be allowed to return to Japan for fights
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