Luis Nery’s WBC Suspension Over
Luis Nery is no longer suspended by the WBC and ready to fight for a bantamweight world title.
The WBC confirmed that Nery’s suspension, which started on March 1, ended on September 1 and is now eligible to fight for any WBC title.
In that same announcement, the governing body stated that Nery will return to the ring on October 6 against Jason Canoy. That fight will be for the WBC Silver title and a win would put Nery in good position to fight for the vacant bantamweight world title.
Below is the WBC statement on Nery’s standing with the organization:
“Former WBC bantamweight champion, Luis Nery, has fully complied with the WBC requirements as per the ruling issued by the WBC Board of Governors regarding his weight management problem, which led to him losing his world championship early this year.
The WBC hereby confirms that Luis Nery suspension ended on September the 1st and is now eligible to compete for a WBC championship.
The WBC Silver championship committee has approved Luis Nery to fight for the WBC bantamweight Silver title on October 6 against Jason Canoy.”
Nery won the WBC world title last year when he traveled to Japan and dethroned Shinsuke Yamanaka. It was revealed that Nery tested positive for the banned substance Zilpaterol. Nery got to keep the title, but was ordered to fight Yamanaka in a rematch on March 1. Right before the fight, Nery weighed in five pounds over the bantamweight limit of 118 pounds and was then stripped of the title after failing to make weight on his second attempt.