Takashi Uchiyama (17-0, 14) Vs Jorge Solis (41-3-2, 30)
A recent tradition in Japan is to have big boxing shows on New Years Eve. At the moment there are two men linked to those events. On TBS there is Osaka star Kazuto Ioka, who has been headlining Ioka events from the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium for the past few years, the other is Takashi Uchiyama who is a staple of the TV Tokyo shows. Uchiyama's first "NYE" bout saw him take on Jorge Solis in what was, at the time, regarded as Uchiyama's first serious defence.
Note-Although Uchiyama beat Takashi Miura prior to this bout, Miura hadn't yet established himself as a force internationally and the win over Miura didn't get the respect it deserved until significantly after that bout.