|Takashi Uchiyama connecting left straight to Takashi Miura|
Two of Japan's top boxers in Super featherweight (130 pounds) division announced their retirement from professional boxing following their respective defeats in world title fights.
37, Takashi Uchiyama of Tokyo revealed his retirement when he spoke to local media seven months after his last fight against Jezreel Corrales in a rematch where he lost the fight and failed to regain his title. Uchiyama retires with a record of 24-2-1,20KOs and as a 2- time world champion in 2 weight classes having held the WBA "Super" world Featherweight Title and WBA "Super" world Super featherweight Title. He Has a record of 11-2-1 (10 KO) in World Title fights.
33, Takashi Miura who also residing in Tokyo announced his retirement on his twitter account following loop sided unanimous decision defeat against Mexican Miguel Berchelt last July 15 at The Forum LA. Miura is a former WBC world super featherweight champion he defended the title four times before losing to Mexican Francisco Vargas in 2015. He tried to regain his title but was outpointed by Miguel Berchelt in his last fight. Miura retires with a record of 31-4-2,24KOs
Uchiyama and Miura once met inside the ring on January 31 2011 where Uchiyama recorded his third title defense against Miura in a war. Miura the harder puncher dropped Uchiyama in the third round but Uchiyama managed to recover and control the rest of the rounds. Miura’s corner called off the fight as Miura's eye right eye had fully closed due to hard punches from Uchiyama in eight round. Boxing fans called for a rematch and unification when they are both hoding world titles in 2015 but the rematch will never gonna happen.