Corrales stuns reigning champion Uchiyama in second round

Apr 27, 2016

Corrales stuns reigning champion Uchiyama in second round

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WBA super featherweight champion Takashi Uchiyama suffered a stunning defeat at the hands of Panama’s Jezreel Corrales on Wednesday, ending his more than six-year reign atop the division. Corrales, the interim champion, knocked Uchiyama down three times in Round 2 and referee Robert Hoyle, ...

Uchiyama unfazed ahead of 12th straight title defense

Apr 26, 2016

Uchiyama unfazed ahead of 12th straight title defense

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Takashi Uchiyama, Japan’s “KO Dynamite,” looked relaxed as usual on Tuesday, even with his 12th consecutive WBA super featherweight title defense at stake the next day. Uchiyama (24-0-1) will take on Panama’s Jezreel Corrales (19-1) on Wednesday night at Ota City General Gymnasium, while ...

Unbeaten Uchiyama aims to break Gushiken's record

Feb 12, 2016

Unbeaten Uchiyama aims to break Gushiken's record

Eleven-time WBA flyweight titleholder Takashi Uchiyama vowed Friday to surpass Yoko Gushiken’s record of 13 title defenses. Uchiyama, who twice defended his championship last year by technical knockout, announced his goal when he received his 2015 Japan’s Boxer of the Year award. Gushiken’s mark ...

Uchiyama in prime condition ahead of title defense

Dec 30, 2015

Uchiyama in prime condition ahead of title defense

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Japanese boxing great Takashi Uchiyama looked motivated on Wednesday as he made his final preparations to defend his WBA super featherweight belt for the 11th time against Nicaragua’s Oliver Flores at Ota General City Gymnasium on Thursday. One of the major reasons for this ...

Nov 4, 2015

Uchiyama set to make 11th title defense

Takashi Uchiyama, the super champion of the WBA’s super featherweight division, will make the 11th defense of his crown as part of a world title double header in Tokyo on New Year’s Eve, his Watanabe Gym announced on Wednesday. Ryoichi Taguchi will be attempting ...

May 27, 2015

WBA super featherweight champ Uchiyama has elbow surgery

Takashi Uchiyama, who won the 10th title defense of his WBA super featherweight crown on May 6, underwent elbow surgery on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Uchiyama underwent a three-hour procedure to clean out detached cartilage in his left elbow. He said he felt pain when ...

Uchiyama defends title with patented KO

May 6, 2015

Uchiyama defends title with patented KO

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Watanabe Gym chairman Hitoshi Watanabe confessed that he hadn’t been sure if it was right to select undefeated fighter Jomthong Chuwattana as the opponent for his own Takashi Uchiyama, because he knew the Thai could pose a legitimate threat. In the end, Watanabe’s fears ...

Mar 20, 2015

Uchiyama, Taguchi to make title defenses on May 6

WBA super featherweight champion Takashi Uchiyama and light flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi will make their title defenses May 6 at Ota Ward Gymnasium, Watanabe Gym announced Friday. Uchiyama will take on OPBF champion Jomthong Chuwattana in his 10th title defense — tied for second ...