Former world champ Shinsuke Yamanaka retires

More Sports / Boxing Mar 27, 2018

Former world champ Shinsuke Yamanaka retires

Shinsuke Yamanaka, who successfully defended his WBC bantamweight crown in 12 consecutive fights spoke on Monday about his career and his decision to retire. "There is some sadness, but at the same time I want to indulge in some self praise, having really done well," ...

More Sports / Boxing Mar 3, 2018

WBC suspends bantamweight Luis Nery

Luis Nery, who failed to make weight ahead of his WBC bantamweight title match against challenger Shinsuke Yamanaka earlier this week, was suspended indefinitely by the World Boxing Council on Friday. Nery was stripped of his world title on Wednesday, the day of the weigh-in ...

WBC orders Yamanaka-Nery rematch after doping investigation

More Sports / Boxing Nov 1, 2017

WBC orders Yamanaka-Nery rematch after doping investigation

The World Boxing Council ordered an immediate rematch between Shinsuke Yamanaka and Luis Nery for its bantamweight title on Tuesday, three months after the latter failed a drug test. The sanctioning body issued a ruling saying "the WBC cannot make a determination with sufficient certainty ...

More Sports / Boxing Aug 26, 2017

Without rematch, Yamanaka to retire

Shinsuke Yamanaka will hang up his gloves unless a rematch with newly crowned WBC bantamweight champion Luis Nery is proposed, Teiken Gym president Akihiko Honda said Friday. Honda wants a rematch between the 34-year-old Yamanaka, who was denied a Japanese record-equaling 13th straight title defense ...