Takashi Uchiyama didn't get his wish.

Champion Jezreel Corrales handed the Japanese boxing great another loss, recording a a split-decision victory (117-110, 115-112, 113-114) and retaining his WBA super featherweight title at Tokyo's Ota City General Gymnasium on New Year's Eve.

Uchiyama (24-2-1) knocked Corrales down late in the fifth round on Saturday night, though it didn't seem to do a lot of damage to the champion. But overall, "Knockout Dynamite" had a hard time landing blows against the athletic, unorthodox fighter Corrales (21-1-0).