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RingTv image Ioka, Uchiyama, Miura retain titles in Japan; Miyazaki upset

Ioka, Uchiyama, Miura retain titles in Japan; Miyazaki upset

Japan’s best talents rang in the New Year on separate cards on opposite ends of the country. WBA junior lightweight titleholder Takashi Uchiyama scored a unanimous decision over Daiki Kaneko and WBC 130-pound titleholder Takashi Miura stopped Dante Jardon in the ninth round in Tokyo. WBA junior flyweight titleholder Kazuto Ioka outpointed Felix Alvarado in Osaka.

RingTv image Japan rings in New Year with Uchiyama, Ioka defenses

Japan rings in New Year with Uchiyama, Ioka defenses

While much of the world will spend their New Year’s Eve watching the ball drop in Times Square or catching a local fireworks display, Japan continues a yearly tradition of having its best fighters defend their world titles in dueling events on opposite ends of the country.

RingTv image Yamanaka, Gonzalez score KOs in Japan

Yamanaka, Gonzalez score KOs in Japan

Shinsuke Yamanaka showed why he is regarded as the hardest hitting bantamweight in the world today, knocking out Alberto Guevara in the ninth round to retain his WBC bantamweight title on Sunday afternoon in Tokyo.

RingTv image Yamanaka, Yaegashi retain titles in Japan

Yamanaka, Yaegashi retain titles in Japan

WBC bantamweight titleholder Shinsuke Yamanaka bolstered his reputation as one of the fiercest sluggers in the eastern hemisphere by blasting Puerto Rico’s Jose Nieves out with a single left cross in the first round.

RingTv image Q&A: Koki Kameda

Q&A: Koki Kameda

One of the most popular and polarizing sports figures in Japan, Koki Kameda, spoke to RingTV.com before his Tuesday bantamweight fight with John Mark Apolinario in Tokyo. The multi-division beltholder talked about his fighting family and desire to win titles in five weight classes.