Jezreel Corrales Returns To Panama With The Hardware – New Year’s Eve in Tokyo, Japan saw the WBA world super featherweight titleholder Jezreel Corrales defend his belt against Takashi Uchiyama in a match that saw him win a split decision to retain the title.
Corrales talked to the Panamanian press upon his arrival back home and reported no problems with the cold or with the business of making weight. He left Panama weighing 131.5 pounds and made the 130-pound limit with minimal effort. His team had a solid game plan that anticipated Uchiyama taking a more cautious approach and Corrales smiled when he described the fight as “elegant.”
Uchiyama held the WBC belt since 2010 before losing it to Corrales by second round TKO this past April. With a second win over a long-time titleholder, Corrales has sealed his position among the top rated super featherweights in the world. The division also includes the likes of Vasyl Lomachenko, Francisco Vargas, Jason Sosa and Orlando Salido, among others, so 2017 looks like it could be a big year for fights at 130 pounds.
Jezreel Corrales Returns To Panama With The Hardware
In this latest TBC video footage captured by our roving reporter Marcelino Castillo, we see Team Corrales meet the press at the airport in Panama City as they arrive from Tokyo.
Check out “Corrales Earns Second Win Over Uchiyama in Tokyo” for results and highlights right here at TBC.
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