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


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 ...