Boxing: Uchiyama To Make 9th Title Defense In New Year's Eve World Tripleheader

Boxing: Uchiyama to make 9th title defense in New Year's Eve world tripleheaderTakashi Uchiyama will aim to defend his super featherweight crown for a ninth time as part of a WBA world title tripleheader on Dec. 31 in Tokyo, the Watanabe Gym announced on Thursday.

In what will be his first match since defeating fourth-ranked challenger Daiki Kaneko in his eighth successful title defense a year ago, Uchiyama will fight ninth-ranked Israel Perez of Argentina at Ota Ward Gymnasium.