Following his WBC Super Featherweight world title defense on Saturday Takashi Miura (28-2-2, 21) needed just a night to think about his future which appears to hinge on the upcoming WBA title fight between compatriot Takashi Uchiyama (21-0-1, 17) and the relative unknown Israel Hector Enrique Perez (27-2-1, 16).
From what we understand Miura, and his team, will be doing all they can to secure a rematch with Uchiyama if "KO Dynamite" can defeat Perez. If, for whatever reason, a bout between the two Japanese world champions cannot be arranged it seems that Miura will go on the road to face an international fighter.
There have been several names linked to Miura in regards to a potential international fight. These have included a bout with exciting Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa (24-1, 17), a unification bout with Orlando Salido (42-12-2-1, 29), a contest with the very exciting Francisco Vargas (20-0-1, 14) or even Britain's Stephen Smith (20-1, 12).
Of course from all the options on the table it would seem clear that Miura wants the Uchiyama rematch and a chance to avenge his stole stoppage defeat. It's also the bout we want so we've got our fingers crossed that a deal there can be made.
From our understanding Miura will be hoping to get back in the ring in May, giving time to any perspective opponent to be fully prepared for the man known as both the "Bomber" and the "Mexecutioner"
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