The proof of Takayama's willingness to fight the best on their turf was seen when he travelled to Mexico to fight the then IBF Minimumweight champion Mario Rodriguez on March 30th 2013. Takayama had literally chased the IBF title around the world fighting for it twice in South Africa before this fight which finally saw him winning the title at the third attempt.
With the recent announcement that Takayama would be returning to Mexico to face WBO champion Francisco Rodriguez Jr it seems a perfect time to relive this fantastic bout that really showed the Mexican fight fans who Takayama is. Also this fight gives us a rare chance to see the lesser spotted "Takayama Shuffle".
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