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Takashi Uchiyama and Takashi Miura retire

Uchiyama is 37 and Miura is 33

Jezreel Corrales v Takashi Uchiyama - WBA Super World Super Featherweight Title Bout Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images

As Japan continues its takeover below 130 pounds, two veterans are calling it a career. Former super featherweight champions Takashi Uchiyama and Takashi Miura have officially retired from the sport.

Uchiyama announced his retirement at a special event, while Miura broke the news on his Twitter.

Uchiyama (24-2-1, 20 KO), 37, essentially ruled the division from 2010 to 2016, knocking out Juan Carlos Salgado for the WBA title and defending it eleven times, nine of them by knockout. Two Aprils ago, “KO Dynamite” suffered a shocking upset loss to Jezreel Corrales and, in their rematch eight months later, scored a knockdown but ultimately lost a split decision.

Miura (31-4-2, 24 KO), 33, spent his career going from one skull-rattling war to another. His brawl with Fernando Vargas last year was perhaps the greatest of them, though he came up short, and he followed that up with a thumping of Miguel Roman in January. There wasn’t enough left in the tank against Miguel Berchelt, unfortunately. and Miura suffered just his second loss since falling to Uchiyama in 2011.

Thanks for the show, guys. Best of luck.

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