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Photos: Uchiyama, Miura Close The Year Big in Tokyo

Takashi Uchiyama ended the year in style in Japan on Tuesday night. Uchiyama beat Daiki Kaneko on points to retain his WBA super featherweight title in Tokyo.

Uchiyama is still undefeated, his record now standing at 21-0-1, including 17 shortcut victories. But he had to shake off a tenth-round knockdown to keep his fellow-Japanese opponent away from his title.

Kaneko lost 110-117 on each of the scorecards but pushed the champion all the way. His record dropped to 19-3-3, with 12 knockouts.

Uchiyama is regarded as the best super-featherweight in the world, thanks to his knockout ratio of almost 90 per cent. At the age of 34, he still has outstanding skills, and how showed it in a most satisfying performance.

Takashi Miura completed his work for 2013 by retaining his WBC super featherweight title.

Miura stopped Dante Jardon of Mexico in the ninth round to take his record to 27-2-2, including 20 wins inside the distance. Jardon, who also took a count in the fifth round, now stands at 24-4, including 20 knockouts.

The champion made the first defence of his belt in Mexico earlier in the year when he beat Sergio Thompson in what some critics regard as the fight of the year. He won the belt in a clash with Gamaliel Diaz.

Miura’s second defence turned into a rather one-sided bout as he won every round on his way to a victory that set him up for lucrative fights in the new year.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bigcursedawg on 12-31-2013

Man what a great way to finish off the boxing year. All 3 title fights were action packed. None of them were quite foty, but all deserve a honorable mention though.

Comment by Tomato cans on 12-31-2013

Uchiyama made Kanekos face look ****ed up.

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