Although we've yet to have it officially confirmed, it seems that we are set for the long awaited Super Featherweight title unification bout between WBA champion Takashi Uchiyama (21-0-1, 17) and WBC champion Takashi Miura (27-2-2, 20).
The bout, which would be the second meeting between the two Takashi's, looks set to become one of the most important bouts of the year, both divisionally and domestically.
For the Super Featherweight division it would clear up who really is the #1 in the division. With the rumour Mikey Garcia is likely to move to Lightweight later this year this bout would effectively be the the top 2 fighters in the division putting it on the line in an explosive unification bout. Unification's are always great but a unification between two big punchers is just that bit more special.
For Japanese boxing this would be just the second all-Japanese unification bout in history (excluding interim title unification bouts) and lets be honest if there is anything better than a unification bout, it's one where national pride is on the line as well.
To add further to this bout both men have spoken about it recently. Miura has claimed he has "grown" from their first bout, insinuating that he's developed as a fighter, whilst Uchiyama is said to be "100% confident" that he'll win again when the two share a ring together.
It seems that this bout is no longer a case of "if" but more "when" and we're hoping it'll be sooner rather than later.
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