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Ex-world champ Doheny to fight in Inoue-Nery undercard, also viewed as reserve for Nery

Apr 11, 2024 9:10 am

  Former International Boxing Federation super bantamweight champion TJ Doheny of Ireland will fight with Bryl Bayogos of the Philippines in one of the undercards of undisputed world super bantamweight champion Naoya ‘’The Monster’’ Inoue of Ohashi Boxing Gym’s title defense against Luis Nery of Mexico on May 6 at Tokyo Dome.

  According to the gym’s president Hideyuki Ohashi, the scheduled eight-rounder between Doheny and Bayogos will be held as a reserve should Nery fail to meet the super bantamweight weight limit.

  If the 29-year-old Nery should fail to clear his official weigh-in, Doheny will challenge Inoue in place of Nery.

  The measure is to put pressure on Nery as he previously failed to meet his weight limit in his challenge to then World Boxing Council bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka for the latter’s title in March 2018. Though Nery stopped Yamanaka in the second round, the title was left vacant in accordance with the regulations.

  ‘’I hope the Inoue-Doheny fight will not be realized,’’ Ohashi said.

  The 37-year-old Doheny, who was born in Ireland and now lives in Australia, stopped Japhethlee Llamido of the United States last October in Tokyo.

  Inoue said, ‘’While the practice is rare in Japan, it is not totally unusual in the world. I would be prepared for that.’’

  Doneny has a record of 25 wins, including 19 KOs, against four losses. The 22-year-old Bayogos is undefeated in his seven professional bouts, including two KOs, and a draw.

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