Takashi Uchiyama retires

By Cain Bradley on July 28, 2017
Takashi Uchiyama retires
In his fourteenth fight he won the WBA title via late stoppage of Juan Carlos Salgado.

His nickname was KO Dynamite given his knockout power which saw him stop 20 opponents in his 24 victories…

Takashi Uchiyama (24-2-1) announced his retirement this week. He was one of the greatest Japanese fighters of his era topping out as the number ten in The Ring pound for pound rankings.

He was an impressive amateur with a record of 91-22. In 2007 he captured the OPBF super featherweight title with a defeat of Nedal Hussein, a onetime Manny Pacquiao opponent.

In his fourteenth fight he won the WBA title by eleventh round stoppage of Juan Carlos Salgado. He was a staple on the Japanese New Years Eve cards and his best spell of wins included stopping Takashi Miura, Jorge Solis and Bryan Vazquez.

He lost the title as heavy favorite against Jezreel Corrales from Panama when he was stopped in the second round. He attempted to win the title back but lost a split decision against Corrales. He has not fought since.

His nickname was KO Dynamite given his knockout power which saw him stop 20 opponents in his 24 victories. Unfortunately for most boxing fans, he stayed in Japan meaning he never got exposure elsewhere.

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