By Hilmar Rojas
Hubert Earle will be the third man in the ring for Takashi Uchiyama's next defense of the World Boxing Association featherweight title on December 31 in Ota City, Tokyo. Uchiyama (20-0-1) is defending his title for the eitgth time, and third time as the main event on a New Year's Eve boxing card. This time Daiki Kaneko (19-2-3) is the challenger.
The judges are Takeo Harada, Takashi Shimakawa and Kazunobuo Asao. The supervisor will be Renzo Bagnariol. Uchiyama won the title on January 11, 2010 when he knocked out Juan Carlos Salgado of Mexico.