Pinoy boxer Arthur Villanueva falls to WBC champ Luis Nery in Tijuana
Arthur Villanueva fell to WBC champion Luis Nery via TKO in Tijuana, Mexico (Photo courtesy of Coach Edito "ALA" Villamor)
Pinoy boxer 'King' Arthur Villanueva put up a valiant effort, but ultimately fell to reigning WBC bantamweight champion Luis 'Pantera' Nery via TKO in the sixth round in their non-title bout in Tijuana, Mexico.
The ALA Boxing standout went toe-to-toe with the champ in the early moments of the match, even scoring a knockdown in the fourth round.
Tijuana-native Nery managed to preserve his unbeaten record however, putting Villanueva away in the sixth frame.
Nery improves to 25-0 in his career, which includes 19 wins coming via knockout.
Villanueva drops to 31-3, absorbing the first stoppage loss of his career.