WBC Super Featherweight champion Takashi Miura (28-2-2, 21) certainly didn't have a great 2014 with just a single bout, a 6th TKO over mandatory challenger Edgar Puerta in November. That however is history and the "Bomber" is looking towards an exciting 2015 with his eyes set on big match ups, a chance to avenge a defeat and opportunities to make a name for himself internationally.
One of the bouts he has said he wants is, of course, the long awaited rematch with WBA world champion Takashi Uchiyama (22-0-1, 18). This would be a major bout and an all-Japanese unification bout between two of the heaviest hitters in the division, it would also give Miura a chance to avenge his 8th round TKO loss to Uchiyama from back in January 2011.
Although the Uchiyama bout is one that makes sense, especially domestically, it's far from the only bout that Miura wants. Another is with exciting Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa (24-1, 17). A bout with Gamboa would help Miura become a name world wide and he seems to know that not only would it help define his career but also test him as a boxer, and be a highly exciting and explosive encounter. The two fighters differ in style but both are exciting and the styles should make for a highly entertaining affair.
Another option that Miura seems interest in is a bout with current WBC Featherweight champion, and fellow banger, Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48). This bout seems somewhat unlikely, especially with Gonzalez needing to move up in weight, though would against be an explosive contest if it was made and it would, like a win over Gamboa, help get Miura's name out there to a wider audience.
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