Luis Nery To Now Headline July 18 Showtime Card Against Aaron Alameda
Anything can happen in boxing, including a fighter going in multiple directions. It looks like Luis Nery will have an original bout finalized, replacing another in the process.
The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger is reporting that Nery will face off against Aaron Alameda on July 18. Hosted by Showtime, the original fight between the two was meant for March 28. As a result of the coronavirus, the bout and card it was on ended up being postponed.
A former WBC Bantamweight Champion, Nery (30-0) made his professional debut in 2012. “Panther” won the WBC Silver Bantamweight Title against Jason Canoy back in October 2018. He defended the belt last July, beating Juan Carlos Payano via knockout. Nery recently signed with Eddy Reynoso and made the move to 122 pounds. The latter was done after he missed weight against Emmanuel Rodriguez back in November. As a result, the fight was canceled.
Alameda (25-0) made his professional debut in 2014. The 26-year-old only competed once in 2019 after fighting three times in 2018. He knocked out Jordan Escobar in April of that year.
As a result of the coronavirus nixing the original bout between the two, Nery was set to face off against Alan David Picasso on June 20. That bout was promoted by Zanfer Promotions and was rumored to take place inside TV Azteca studios in Mexico City.
It is unknown where this fight will take place or what the undercard will be. The original undercard had Otto Wallin v. Lucas Browne and a rematch between Joseph George and Marcus Escudero.