The WBA might have come under a lot of criticism recently, for things like the recently announced WBA Heavyweight tournament as well as the up coming WBA Super Bantamweight title fight between Qiu Xiao Jun (19-2, 9) [裘晓君] and Raymond Commey (13-2, 7). Despite that they do sometimes get it right, and one such case was their recent double for Japan.
The double has seen Japan's Takashi Uchiyama (24-0-1, 20) [内山高志] claim the MVP for the month of December, following his gut busting KO against Oliver Flores on the final day of 2015, whilst countryman Kazuto Ioka (19-1, 11) [井岡一翔] earned an "honorable mention" for his sensation win over Juan Carlos Reveco, also on New Year's Eve.
For fans who missed both of those bouts we have included them below.
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