Luis Ortiz and Luis Nery following WBC’s CBP

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By Mauricio Sulaiman – WBC President – The WBC is celebrating its 55th anniversary on February 14th. It has been a great journey from that founding moment back in 1963, when the President of Mexico at the time, Adolfo Lopez Mateos, organized a world boxing summit with the most influential governing authorities of the sport from around the world. New York, California, Nevada, the British Boxing Board of Control, the European Boxing Union, the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation, and a few others met in Mexico City and the World Boxing Council was born.

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Upset in Japan: Luis Nery stops long reigning champ Shinsuke Yamanaka to grab WBC bantamweight title

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The upset trend continues. Earlier today in Japan, in a battle of undefeated southpaws, defending and long reigning WBC bantamweight king Shinsuke Yamanaka shockingly lost his title ultra-aggressive challenger Luis Nery of Mexico. Or, to put it another way, Nery shocked Yamanka; stopping him in the fourth round of an exciting, memorable battle.

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