The World Boxing Council has decided to order a rematch between Luis Nery and Shinsuke Yamanaka, as the WBC couldn’t determine the cause of the 22-year-old Nery’s positive test for zilpaterol following his recent August 15th 4th round knockout win over the Japanese fighter.
zilpaterol is a cattle steroid. Nery’s team claims that he ingested some tainted beef in Mexico, which was the cause of the positive test after his knockout win over Yamanaka.
With the WBC ordering the Nery-Yamanaka rematch, it’s now going to be interesting to see if Yamanaka takes the fight or not. The way the Nery- Yamanaka fight played out, it’s unlikely that the rematch would be any different.
Nery is too fast and powerful for the aging 35-year-old Yamanaka. Before the loss to Nery, Yamanaka had held the WBC 118 lb. title for 6 years since winning the belt in 2011. Yamanaka defended the title 12 times.
Nery passed 3 tests after he tested positive in Japan.
With the WBC unable to make a conclusive determination on how Nery could test positive for the banned drug, they had little choice but to order a rematch.