Luis “Pantera” Nery (31-0, 24 KO’s) became World Boxing Council super bantamweight champion by defeating his Mexican compatriot previously undefeated Aarón Alameda (25-1, 13 KO’s), in Uncasville , Connecticut.
All with the help of Eddy Reynoso, also coach of Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, the former bantamweight world champion Luis won his second crown in different divisions.
Nery dominated the battle, with speed and combinations against a useful Alameda, who gave his absolutely best but it was not enough. Nery landed the heavier punches and in bunches. But he was often tagged with his fellow southpaw`s ramrod right jab, which prevented him from really opening up.
After a year and two months without a fight, Nery snapped a streak of 11 consecutive knockouts and got his 31st victory by unanimous decision with scores of 116-112, 118-110, 115-113.
“We know he had a lot of experience as an amateur, so we prepared ourselves for a quality opponent. It’s not an excuse, but I haven’t fought in a year, so I think that affected my performance a bit.
“I got the win because I landed more shots. You always look for the knockout, but he used the jab a lot and that puzzled me a bit until I was able to connect more at the end of the fight,” he said.