Undefeated Tijuana boxer, Luis ‘Pantera’ Nery (31-0, 24 KO’s), seeks to be the king of the super bantamweight division.
The CEO of Zanfer Promotions, Fernando Beltrán, revealed that his company is already putting together plans for the 122-pound world champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC). And they plan to encourage him to unify his title with the other champions in the weight class.
In the deck of options is the possibility that he faces unbeaten rising star Brandon Figueroa (20-0-1, 16 KO’s), who is currently the “regular” super bantamweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA).
“Nery will be in the ring very soon. There is nothing concrete yet,” said Beltran to Marcos Romero. “We hope it will be completed in the short term. Only some small details are stopping us, but it is what is intended: a unification.”
Beltrán commented on the possible confrontation against Figueroa that “we have a big possibility of going out with our arms raised [in that match]. His first defense being a unification would be very interesting.”
Figueroa has embraced the possibility of a clash with Nery in the near future.
Nery moved up to the super bantamweight division after struggling to stay at the bantamweight limit of 118-pounds. After struggling for several years to make the weight, Nery felt it was finally time to make the switch.
The “Pantera” got his current WBC championship after beating Aaron Alameda (25-1, 13 KO’s) in a very tough fight, by unanimous decision on September 26. The outcome saw Alameda suffer his first professional loss.