Arthur Villanueva, Luis Nery make weight in Tijuana
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.