Super featherweight Miura set for first title defense in Mexico


Takashi Miura, the WBC super featherweight champion, will make his first title defense on Aug. 17 in Cancun, Mexico, his gym announced Friday.

Miura’s opponent will be top-ranked contender Sergio Thompson of Mexico.

“I’m really looking forward to this. This is a fight that can help me develop,” the 29-year-old Miura told a news conference in Tokyo.

“He is a guy who will come out swinging, but my trademark is my punching and I think I’m going to land plenty.”