Corrales Beats Uchiyama 2016 Upset of The Year
Dec 29 2016 4:36 PM

Jezreel Corrales Beats Takashi Uchiyama 2016 Upset of The Year – Entering his April 25th bout with Panama’s Jezreel Corrales, Japan’s Takashi Uchiyama was entering the 12th title defense of his WBA world super featherweight title and he was a major favorite to keep his undefeated record intact. At 24-0-1 and as a WBA belt holder for over 6 years, Takashi Uchiyama was in the top 15 pound for pound fighters in the world, cracking many top 10 lists.

If there was any criticism of Uchiyama it was based on the fact that he had spent his entire career in Japan, with his competition heavy on Asian and Latin fighters and not truly transcending onto the world stage. There was talk of Top Rank working to pull Uchiyama into a major fight with Nicholas Walters, but that never materialized and Corrales was brought in as Uchiyama headlined Tokyo yet again.

Corrales was yet another Latin fighter being brought in to face the revered champion, and the usual was expected. For the then 24 year old Corrales, it was his first fight abroad. In his previous fight he won an “interim” version of the WBA’s belt to set up this fight but he was heading to Japan as a major underdog.

Corrales however, was not heading to Japan for the experience, he came to win and win he did. Known for his defensive style that earned him the nickname “Invisible” Corrales came out aggressive and he hurt Uchiyama early.

Uchiyama, the master boxer, was not able to recover as he hit the canvas three times. Corrales had the win and the belt

The rematch is set for this New Year’s eve in Tokyo as Corrales returns to give Uchiyama the champion’s privilege – a rematch. Regardless of what happens in their second meeting, The first time Takashi Uchiyama and Jezreel Corrales met is your 2016 Upset of the Year.

 

Jezreel Corrales Beats Takashi Uchiyama 2016 Upset of The Year

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