The Japanese annual awards for 2015 took place earlier today with the fighters from last year claiming various prizes and having a chance to talk to the media about their hopes and plans for 2016.
The most notable comments regarding the future came from WBA "super" Super Featherweight champion Takashi Uchiyama (24-0-1, 20) [内山 高志], who claimed the MVP award and shared the KO prize.
Uchiyama stated that his hope this year was to have two big fights.
The first of those would be his WBA ordered contest with "regular" champion regular champion Javier Fortuna (29-0-1-1,21), of the Dominican Republic whilst the second would be the much talked about super-clash with Jamaica's Nicholas Walters (26-0-1, 21). It seems he's happy to travel to face both men in the US and is confident of beating both, having already analyzed both men.
It's also been revealed that Watanabe are hoping to get the Fortuna bout sorted in April or May, with some rumours suggesting that the bout will be fought on April 1st as part of the Broner Vs Theophane card, a card that Fortuna was pencilled in for before the WBA ordered the Fortuna Vs Uchiyama bout.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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