Nery finally moving up to super bantam

Showtime has announced that unbeaten Former WBC bantamweight champion Luis Nery (30-0, 24 KOs) will headline a telecast on March 28 in Las Vegas. Nery will face undefeated Aaron Alameda (25-0, 13 KOs). The bout will be at super bantamweight and hopefully Nery has left his weight woes at 118 lbs.

In the co-feature, heavyweight Otto Wallin (20-1, 13 KOs) meets former world champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (29-2, 25 KOs). Also, light heavyweights Joseph George (10-0, 6 KOs) and Marcos Escudero (10-1, 9 KOs) meet in a rematch of a ShoBox clash.

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    • It is only a ridiculous three pounds-all these divisions make a mockery out of being a champion. Difference between bantamweight and featherweight limits, which he would be moving up to in the old days, would only be eight pounds. There are so few of the little men, it further limits what could be great fights by splitting them into so many classes.

  • Nery will eventually have to face his countrymen Navarrette. Then we’ll see what he’s really made of.

  • Nery is a talented boxer, but if he is not able to control the weight issue, his boxing career will be a short lived. Gervonta Davis is in the same situation, we saw that recently. At 122 the best matchup for Nery, obviously, is Navarrete, but there are plenty of good matchups for him beside this one. The one I won’t recommend is Rey Vargas; too tall and crafty, but against Brandon Figueroa undoubtedly, he might shine.

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