The Japan Boxing Commission on Monday announced a decision to allow Mexico's Luis Nery to fight in Japan, paving the way for him to challenge undisputed super bantamweight world champion Naoya Inoue.

Arrangements are under way to have "Monster" Inoue and Nery fight at Tokyo Dome in May. Nery, currently ranked first in the super bantam division by the World Boxing Council, was unable to step into the ring in Japan due to his past behavior.

File photo shows Mexican boxer Luis Nery training in Tokyo on Feb. 22, 2018. (Kyodo)

In 2018, Nery was stripped of his WBC bantamweight belt after failing to make weight ahead of his matchup against Japan's Shinsuke Yamanaka.

The Mexican fighter also tested positive for a doping violation in 2017.

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