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    Luis Nery dethrones long-time Japanese champ Yamanaka via TKO to win WBC bantamweight title

    Aug 16, 2017
    Luis Nery stunned Shinsuke Yamanaka with a series of combinations and the fight was stopped with 29 seconds left in the fourth round. AP

    KYOTO, Japan — Luis Nery of Mexico defeated Japanese boxer Shinsuke Yamanaka with a fourth-round technical knockout to claim the WBC bantamweight title on Tuesday.

    Nery stunned Yamanaka with a series of combinations and the fight at Shimadzu Arena in Kyoto was stopped with 29 seconds left in the fourth round.

    Nery, boxing for the first time outside his home country, improved to 24-0 with 18 wins by knockout.

    Yamanaka, who was making his 13th title defense, fell to 27-1 with two draws.

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    Luis Nery stunned Shinsuke Yamanaka with a series of combinations and the fight was stopped with 29 seconds left in the fourth round. AP
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