Takashi Uchiyama

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Takashi Uchiyama
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Uchiyama during his 2012 triumphal parade in Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan
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Real name Takashi Uchiyama
Japanese: 内山 高志
Nickname(s) KO Dynamite[1]
(Knockout Dynamite)[2]
Rated at Super featherweight
Height 5 ft 7.5 in (1.71 m)
Reach 71 in (181 cm)
Nationality Japanese
Born (1979-11-10) 10 November 1979 (age 37)
Nagasaki Prefecture,[3][4] Japan
Stance orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 27
Wins 24
Wins by KO 20
Losses 2
Draws 1

Takashi Uchiyama (内山 高志, Uchiyama Takashi?, born November 10, 1979) is a Japanese professional boxer who held the WBA super-featherweight title from 2010 to 2016 (being promoted to Super champion in 2016).

Nicknamed 'KO Dynamite', he carries devastating one punch knockout power. Uchiyama reached a peak of #10 in The Ring (magazine) Pound for pound listings.[5]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Nagasaki Prefecture,[3][4] grew up in Kasukabe, Saitama, and lives in Tokyo.

Boxing career[edit]

Uchiyama compiled an amateur record of 91-22 (59 KOs), including his accomplishments of winning four lightweight titles. He turned professional in 2005, and won his debut via the first round knockout on 16 July. On September 8, 2007, Uchiyama captured the OPBF super featherweight title, then defended it five times. He has been called by a nickname KO Dynamite[1] (Knockout Dynamite)[2] in Japan.

WBA super featherweight champion[edit]

Uchiyama won the WBA super featherweight title from Mexican Juan Carlos Salgado via a twelfth round TKO in the latter's first title defence in Tokyo at the Tokyo Big Sight on January 11, 2010.[6][7] On May 17, 2010, he defeated Venezuelan Angel Granados via a sixth round TKO for his first defence at the Saitama Super Arena.[8]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
27 fights 24 wins 2 losses
By knockout 20 1
By decision 4 1
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
27 Loss 24–2–1 Panama Jezreel Corrales SD 12 Dec 31, 2016 Japan Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan For WBA (Super) super-featherweight title
26 Loss 24–1–1 Panama Jezreel Corrales KO 2 (12), 2:59 Apr 27, 2016 Japan Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Lost WBA (Super) super-featherweight title
25 Win 24–0–1 Nicaragua Oliver Flores TKO 3 (12), 1:47 Dec 31, 2015 Japan Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA (Super) super-featherweight title
24 Win 23–0–1 Thailand Jomthong Chuwattana KO 2 (12), 1:15 May 6, 2015 Japan Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA (Super) super-featherweight title
23 Win 22–0–1 Argentina Israel Héctor Perez RTD 9 (12), 3:00 Dec 31, 2014 Japan Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title
22 Win 21–0–1 Japan Daiki Kaneko UD 12 Dec 31, 2013 Japan Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title
21 Win 20–0–1 Venezuela Jaider Parra KO 5 (12), 2:15 May 6, 2013 Japan Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title
20 Win 19–0–1 Costa Rica Bryan Vázquez TKO 8 (12), 2:59 Dec 31, 2012 Japan Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title
19 Draw 18–0–1 Philippines Michael Farenas TD 3 (12), 1:15 Jul 16, 2012 Japan Winghat, Kasukabe, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title;
TD after Uchiyama sustained a cut from an accidental head clash
18 Win 18–0 Mexico Jorge Solís KO 11 (12), 0:19 Dec 31, 2011 Japan Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium, Yokohama, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title
17 Win 17–0 Japan Takashi Miura RTD 8 (12), 3:00 Jan 31, 2011 Japan Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title
16 Win 16–0 Indonesia Roy Mukhlis TKO 5 (12), 2:27 Sep 20, 2010 Japan Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title
15 Win 15–0 Venezuela Angel Granados TKO 6 (12), 1:42 May 17, 2010 Japan Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title
14 Win 14–0 Mexico Juan Carlos Salgado TKO 12 (12), 2:48 Jan 11, 2010 Japan Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan Won WBA super-featherweight title
13 Win 13–0 Philippines Aaron Melgarejo TKO 7 (12), 1:01 Oct 3, 2009 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Retained OPBF super-featherweight title
12 Win 12–0 Thailand Thong Por Chokchai TKO 5 (12), 1:05 May 2, 2009 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Retained OPBF super-featherweight title
11 Win 11–0 South Korea Byung-Joo Moon TKO 4 (12), 1:55 Nov 1, 2008 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Retained OPBF super-featherweight title
10 Win 10–0 Japan Hero Bando UD 12 Jun 12, 2008 Japan Nihon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan Retained OPBF super-featherweight title
9 Win 9–0 Japan Akira Yamazaki TKO 10 (12), 1:37 Feb 2, 2008 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Retained OPBF super-featherweight title
8 Win 8–0 Australia Nedal Hussein KO 8 (12), 1:32 Sep 8, 2007 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Won vacant OPBF super-featherweight title
7 Win 7–0 South Korea Seung Won Baek KO 3 (8), 2:01 Jun 2, 2007 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
6 Win 6–0 Thailand Muangfahlek Kiatwichean UD 10 Feb 10, 2007 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
5 Win 5–0 Indonesia Moses Seran KO 3 (8), 1:45 Dec 9, 2006 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
4 Win 4–0 Japan Tomoya Endo UD 8 Sep 13, 2006 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
3 Win 3–0 South Korea Man Deuk Park TKO 1 (8), 2:39 Nov 19, 2005 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
2 Win 2–0 Japan Takamasa Ueno KO 1 (6), 2:57 Sep 29, 2005 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
1 Win 1–0 Thailand Chandet Sithramkamhaeng KO 1 (6), 0:35 Jul 16, 2005 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Professional debut

Awards[edit]

  • Amateur
    • 2002 Amateur: Effort Award
    • 2003 Amateur: Valuable Player Award
  • Professional
    • Fighter of the Year in Asia (WBA Annual Awards Dinner, 2010)[9]
    • Boxer of the Month for March, 2011 (WBA)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ワタナベボクシングジム – 内山高志 (in Japanese). Watanabe boxing gym official website. February 1, 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "プロボクサー内山高志 Official Web Site – 内山高志" (in Japanese). Takashi Uchiyama official website. Archived from the original on May 7, 2008. Retrieved November 30, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b 世界王者アーカイヴス – 内山高志 (in Japanese). Japan Pro Boxing Association official website. February 24, 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "内山の略歴=WBAスーパーフェザー級戦" (in Japanese). Jiji Press. January 11, 2010. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  5. ^ http://ringtv.craveonline.com/ratings
  6. ^ Joe Koizumi (January 11, 2010). "Full Report: Uchiyama-Salgado". Fightnews.com. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  7. ^ Kyodo News (January 12, 2010). "Uchiyama claims belt at first time of asking". The Japan Times. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ Sapa-AP (May 18, 2010). "Uchiyama retains his belt". Times LIVE. Retrieved May 19, 2010. 
  9. ^ Pablo Freight, Marcelino Castillo (November 24, 2010). "Haye, Cotto Grab Top WBA Awards at Managua Convention". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved November 30, 2010. 

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Yusuke Kobori
OPBF super-featherweight champion
September 8, 2007 – December 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Koji Kawamura
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Juan Carlos Salgado
WBA super-featherweight champion
January 11, 2010 – February 21, 2015
Promoted
Vacant
Title next held by
Jason Sosa
Vacant
Title last held by
Acelino Freitas
WBA super-featherweight champion
Super title

February 21, 2015 – April 27, 2016
Succeeded by
Jezreel Corrales