Arthur Villanueva, Luis Nery make weight in Tijuana
Santino Honasan on Nov 04, 2017 09:30 AM
Pinoy boxer Arthur Villanueva and WBC Bantamweight world champion Luis Nery successfully make weight in Tijuana, Mexico (Photo courtesy of Coach Edito "ALA" Villamor on Instagram: @coach_ala)
Filipino boxer 'King' Arthur Villanueva had no problems making weight for his non-title contest against WBC Bantamweight World Champion Luis 'Pantera' Nery in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday, November 4th. (Sunday, November 5th, Manila time).
Villanueva, a standout of the Cebu-based ALA Boxing gym, came in at 119-pounds, while hometown favorite Nery tipped the scales at 120-pounds, making their 10-round affair official.
Originally scheduled to be a world title bout, complications on Nery's side have turned this into a non-title matchup, as decided by the WBC.
Still, Villanueva says that he's treating this as a world title opportunity, as a win for the Bago City-born boxer could have major championship implications.
Villanueva and Nery are set to throw down at the Estadio Gasmart in Tijuana.