Jorge Solis is trying to put his fight with Yuriorkis Gamboa behind him by taking on Takashi Uchiyama. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Jorge Solis is currently training for his upcoming bout with Takashi Uchiyama in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. According to a report from Ernesto Castellanos of Boxing Scene, Solis has promised his Mexican fans that he will bring back the title. This match is going to be Jorge's first fight outside of either the United States or Mexico. Solis is probably best known for his losses to Manny Pacquiao, Cristobal Cruz, and Yuriorkis Gamboa. In his loss to Pacquiao, he gave the Filipino star a very good fight before he finally succumbed in the eighth round. Solis's fight with Cruz was a truly bizarre fight with four points deducted from Solis for low blows and two points deducted from Cruz for head butts. This was really a hometown decision for Cruz and is a really good strange fight that I would recommend trying to find. Solis's recent loss to Yuriorkis Gamboa was an absolute destruction. In this fight Gamboa was too fast and too powerful making Solis taste the canvas in five times in four rounds. Solis looked old and frankly not even close to the same class as Gamboa.
Now he is looking to come back against the undefeated Takashi Uchiyama. Even though both fighters are 32 years old, Solis has 46 professional fights compared to Uchiyama's 17 professional fights. As you may know, Uchiyama had a good amateur career with an amateur record of 91-22 and three national lightweight championships. Uchiyama won the WBA belt from Juan Carlos Salgado, who knocked out Jorge Linares. This will probably be a really decent scrap on a very good card, which also includes Celestino Caballero taking on Satoshi Hosono. So if you get sick of college football or just need to get a boxing fix, try to seek out this card on December 31.