Luis Nery

Luis Nery

“Pantera”

RECORD

31 - 0 - 0

KOs

24

Weight 118 lbs (53.64 kg)

Age 25

Home Tijuana, Baja California, MEX 

Complete Stats

Mexico's Luis Nery is just 25, but has already experienced winning and losing a world title. After a successful U.S. debut on FOX PPV, "Pantera" is determined to win another belt. Read Bio

Last Fight

win vs Aaron Alameda

Sep 26, 2020 / Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut

Unbeaten Luis Nery became a two-division world champion, capturing the WBC World Super Bantamweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Aaron Alameda on SHOWTIME PPV.

Latest News

Luis Nery News
Sep 27, 2020 / Charlo vs Rosario, Nery vs Alameda, Roman vs Payano, Charlo vs Derevyanchenko, Figueroa vs Vazquez, Casimero vs Micah, Jermall Charlo, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Brandon Figueroa, Jermell Charlo, Jeison Rosario, Luis Nery, Daniel Roman, Juan Carlos Payano

The Charlo Twins Notch Big Wins on an Epic Night of Boxing

Facing career-defining bouts, the brothers shined on the biggest of stages, turning in the finest performances of their respective careers Saturday night on SHOWTIME PPV.

Feb 11, 2020 / Luis Nery

Former Champ Luis Nery faces Aaron Alameda March 28 on SHOWTIME

Heavyweight contender Otto Wallin meets Lucas Browne in co-main event and Light Heavyweight prospects Joseph George and Marcos Escudero battle in a rematch on the card that takes place at Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas.

PBC Boxing Video
Nov 26, 2019 / Deontay Wilder, Andy Ruiz Jr, Caleb Plant, David Benavidez, Jermall Charlo, Julian Williams, Gervonta Davis, Leo Santa Cruz, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Luis Nery

Five Fights We Want to See in 2020

With barely a month left in the year, it’s time to look ahead at 2020 and all of its wonderful possibilities. So, without further ado, here is a wish-list of five PBC fights we hope to see in the new year.

Fights

Luis Nery Fights

Win vs Aaron Alameda 25-0-0

Sep 26, 2020 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut

Luis Nery WINS against Aaron Alameda by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Juan Carlos Payano 21-4-0

Jul 20, 2019 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Luis Nery WINS against Juan Carlos Payano by KO in Round 9 of 12

Win vs McJoe Arroyo 18-2-0

Mar 16, 2019 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA

Luis Nery WINS against McJoe Arroyo by RTD in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Renson Robles 13-5-0

Dec 01, 2018 Arena Pavillón del Norte, Saltillo, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Renson Robles by TKO in Round 7 of 10

Win vs Jason Canoy 27-8-2

Oct 06, 2018 Gasmart Stadium, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Jason Canoy by KO in Round 3 of 12

Win vs Shinsuke Yamanaka 27-1-2

Mar 01, 2018 Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan

Luis Nery WINS against Shinsuke Yamanaka by TKO in Round 2 of 12

Win vs Arthur Villanueva 31-2-0

Nov 04, 2017 Gasmart Stadium, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Arthur Villanueva by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Shinsuke Yamanaka 27-0-2

Aug 15, 2017 Shimazu Arena, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Luis Nery WINS against Shinsuke Yamanaka by TKO in Round 4 of 12

Win vs Jesus Martinez 23-1-0

Mar 11, 2017 Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Jesus Martinez by RTD in Round 4 of 12

Win vs Raymond Tabugon 18-6-1

Dec 17, 2016 El Foro Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Raymond Tabugon by TKO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Richie Mepranum 31-5-1

Oct 22, 2016 Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Richie Mepranum by TKO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs David Sanchez 29-3-2

Jul 30, 2016 Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against David Sanchez by RTD in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Martin Casillas 15-6-1

Apr 16, 2016 Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Martin Casillas by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Humberto Morales 14-13-4

Jan 30, 2016 Centro De Convenciones, Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Humberto Morales by TKO in Round 5 of 10

Win vs John Mark Apolinario 17-5-3

Sep 26, 2015 Centro Convenciones, Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against John Mark Apolinario by TKO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Jether Oliva 22-2-2

Feb 28, 2015 Centro De Convenciones, Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Jether Oliva by RTD in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Carlos Fontes 20-2-1

Dec 06, 2014 Centro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Carlos Fontes by TKO in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Victor Mendez 19-1-2

Aug 30, 2014 Centro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Victor Mendez by SD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Jose Estrella 13-4-1

Jun 27, 2014 Hipódromo Caliente, Arena Tecate, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Jose Estrella by RTD in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Pedro Antonio Rodriguez 6-9-0

Apr 11, 2014 Hipódromo Caliente, Arena Tecate, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Pedro Antonio Rodriguez by KO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Javier Cifuentes 1-0-0

Feb 15, 2014 Palenque de la Feria Mesoamericana, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Javier Cifuentes by KO in Round 4 of 6

Win vs Adan Osuna 9-7-3

Dec 13, 2013 Casino Hipodromo Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Adan Osuna by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Oswaldo Castro 14-5-2

Oct 26, 2013 Caliente Racetrack, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Oswaldo Castro by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Saul Eduardo Hernandez 3-4-0

Aug 23, 2013 Forum Tecate, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Saul Eduardo Hernandez by TKO in Round 5 of 6

Win vs Rafael Alvarado 2-0-0

Jun 14, 2013 Casino Hipodromo Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Rafael Alvarado by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Marino Canete 0-2-0

Apr 10, 2013 Salon Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Marino Canete by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Leonardo Reyes 0-2-0

Feb 16, 2013 Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Leonardo Reyes by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Joan Sandoval 1-0-1

Nov 28, 2012 Salon Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Joan Sandoval by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Carlos Castaneda 4-0-0

Sep 20, 2012 Salon Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Carlos Castaneda by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Javier Miranda Hernandez 0-0-0

Jun 07, 2012 Salon Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Javier Miranda Hernandez by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Javier Miranda 0-0-0

Jun 07, 2012 Salon Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Javier Miranda by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Jose Guadalupe Salgado 0-0-0

May 05, 2012 Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Luis Nery WINS against Jose Guadalupe Salgado by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Luis Nery “Pantera”

  • WINS 31
  • LOSSES 0
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 24

Weight 118 lbs (53.64 kg)

Height 5'6" (1.68 m)

Reach 66½" (169 cm)

  • Born

    December 12, 1994
  • Age

    25
  • Country

    Mexico
  • Born in

    Tijuana, Baja California
  • Trains in

    Tijuana, Baja California
  • Stance

    Southpaw
  • Rounds Boxed

    142
  • KO Percentage

    77.42%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Luis Nery Bio

Luis "Pantera" Nery first turned heads with his combination of speed, power, aggression and skill. Having already won a world title at 118-pounds, Nery has set his sights on doing the same at super bantamweight.

Luis Nery

A Fast Rise

Luis Nery is only 25 yet has already experienced the highs and lows that can accompany the sport of boxing. Nery, an undefeated former world champion, is out to prove he remains among the best boxers in the world, pound for pound.

Nery was born in Tijuana, Mexico to a fighting family. He had only nine amateur bouts—winning all nine—before deciding to test the waters as a professional. 

On May 5, 2012, Nery turned pro at age 17. In front of hometown fans at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, he scored a first-round TKO over Jose Guadalupe Salgado. Nery’s first 23 bouts occurred in Mexico; fights that shaped him into a high-volume boxer-puncher with two-fisted power. 

Nery vs. Yamanaka: March 1, 2018

Overcoming Adversity

Nery’s sublime skills were on display in his first fight outside of his native country. On August 15, 2017, a 22-year-old Nery took on WBC World Bantamweight Champion Shinsuke Yamanaka at Shimazu Arena in Yamanaka’s native Tokyo, Japan. 

With a victory over Nery, the 34-year-old Yamanaka would tie the Japanese record for consecutive title defenses (13). Over seven million homes in Japan tuned in to watch the historic occurrence. Nery had other plans. It didn’t take long for him to establish his superiority. After a slow first, Nery took over in the second, backing the champion up with shots to the head and body.

The poised Nery dominated the third. In the fourth, he battered Yamanaka around the ring. The proud champion refused to fall but his corner mercifully threw in the towel at 2:24 of the fourth, awarding Nery the victory and the world title. 

The new champion’s joy didn’t last long. On August 24, it was reported that Nery tested positive for a banned substance. Nery argued that the adverse finding was due to food contamination; three subsequent samples taken that August tested negative.

The WBC hadn’t issued a final ruling on Nery’s world title status when he opted to take a November 2017 non-title bout versus Arthur Villanueva in Tijuana. A crowd of 16,000 at Gasmart Stadium witnessed a furious back and forth. Nery rebounded from a fourth-round knockdown to stop Villanueva in the sixth. 

On October 31, 2017, the WBC concluded that Nery’s positive test was due to contaminated food. A rematch of Yamanaka-Nery was ordered and set for March 1, 2018. Nery would lose his world title on the scales as he weighed in three pounds over the 118-pound bantamweight limit. In the ring, however, he was simply too much for Yamanaka again, delivering a second-round TKO. 

Nery fought twice more in 2018, an October third-round KO of Jason Canoy and a seventh-round stoppage of Renson Robles in December. 

Nery vs. Payano: July 20, 2019

INVADING AMERICA

On Saturday, March 16, Nery made his US debut versus former world champion McJoe Arroyo at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The bout was part of the televised portion of the WBC World Welterweight Title bout between champion Errol Spence Jr. and four-division titlist Mikey Garcia. 

Fighting on American soil for the first time, “Pantera” nearly stole the show, dropping Arroyo once in round two, again in the third, and twice in the fourth. Arroy did not answer the bell for the fifth round. 

Nery made a quick turnaround, returning to the ring on July 20 against former world champion Juan Carlos Payano on the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman pay-per-view card. Nery broke Payano down before putting him away in the ninth round. 

On September 26, 2020, Nery stepped up to the super bantamweight division, taking on Aaron Alameda for the vacant WBC World 122-pound title on SHOWTIME pay-per-view. In a new weight class, and a new trainer--the respected Eddy Reynoso--Nery shined, outpointing the game Alameda to win a 12-round unanimous decision and become a two-division world champion.