Luis Nery failed drug test for Shinsuke Yamanaka fight
Mexico's Luis Nery (24-0, 18 KOs) failed his pre-fight drug test ahead of his world title win over long-reigning WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-1-2, 18 KOs) earlier this month at the Shimazu Arena in Kyoto, Japan.
Nery, 22, tested positive for the banned performance-enhancing drug Zilpaterol, according to the World Boxing Council.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said that no dcision has yet been made on the status of the WBC title.
Nery stopped Japan’s Yamanaka, 34, in the fourth round.
The result of the fight could be changed to a no-contest.