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Takashi Miura-Edgar Puerta Set For November 8, Tokyo

By Jake Donovan

Defending super featherweight titlist Takashi Miura will extend his run of title fights versus Mexican opposition. Plans have been confirmed for a November 8 showdown versus mandatory challenger Edgar Puerta, according to the challenger’s promoter Promociones del Pueblo.

The bout was ordered by the World Boxing Council (WBC), who recognizes Miura as its 130 lb. titlist. Promociones del Pueblo worked feverishly with Teiken Promotions, Miura’s promoter over the course of the past week to secure a deal and avoid a purse bid. The title fight is slated to take place on November 8 in Tokyo, Japan.

Miura (27-2-2, 21KOs) will make the third defense of the title he won last April with a 9th round stoppage of Gamaliel Diaz. The majority of his career has taken place in Japan, although his first defense was a visit to hostile territory, turning back the challenge of Sergio ‘Yeyo’ Thompson last August in Cancun, Mexico.

The upcoming title fight will mark his first ring appearance of 2014, having not fought since a 9th round knockout of Dante ‘Crazy’ Jardon last New Year’s Eve in Tokyo.

Puerta (23-4-1, 19KOs) heads overseas for the first time in his career, coming in his first title fight. His lone fight outside of Mexico came in June ’08 in Venezuela, where he suffered his first career loss. The setback marked a struggling stretch in his career, losing four times—including three in a row—over the course of seven fights.

The 32-year old enters this bout riding a 12-fight win streak, including an 8th round stoppage of Carlos Cardenas last April to put himself in title contention.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com, as well as the Records Keeper for the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a member of Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattleAxePurist on 08-23-2014

[QUOTE=Hougigo;14874360]Wasn't his last fight against his mando thompson[/QUOTE] I actually think his last 3 fights including this were mandos Thompson- Jardon now Puerta

Comment by dinero fan on 08-21-2014

I don't see Puerta winning this fight at all. he has no business fighting miura.

Comment by Hougigo on 08-20-2014

Wasn't his last fight against his mando thompson

Comment by giacomino on 08-20-2014

Stupid mandatory. One of the worst mandatories in boxing, and that is saying a lot with, like, 1,590 "world champions." Easy payday for Miura rather than a real defense or a unification fight

Comment by wildman on 08-20-2014

WTF is Puerta? I've literally never heard of him. And he's the mandatory? Joke! I see Suliaman is just as crooked as his father was, naming a nobody Mexican as a #1 contender.

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