The Japanese fighter said he was very happy for the honor he received and promised to keep on defending his championship belt as he has done so far.
“It is an honor for me to receive this appointment as super champion of the world. I want to thank the World Boxing Association and its vice-president and its president.”
Then Uchiyama stated, “I feel proud to continue working to be a better boxer every day.”
The super champion of the world’s record is 22-0-1, 18 KO’s, and he has held the belt since 2010 after defeating Juan Carlos Salgado in Tokyo. Uchiyama has nine successful defenses.
Jackie Nava enters the ring this Saturday
The 122 lbs super bantamweight champion of the World Boxing Association and WBC, the “Aztec Princess” Jackie Nava will defend her title again against the Argentinean Mayra Alejandra Gómez this Saturday in Baja California.
The fight will take place at the Rosarito Convention Center and will be the sixth championship belt defense of the black and gold belt by the Mexican. Her record is 31-4-3, 13 KO.
The challenger is 16-3, 4 KO and makes the first attempt to win the WBA-WBC belts. She was already WBO 118 lbs champion.
The WBC has appointed American Rocky Burke as referee of the bout and Marty Sammon (US) as judge. The WBC supervisor will be Alejandro González
The WBA appointed the judges Carla Caiz (US) and Carlos Sucre (VEN), and the supervisor for them will be Alberto Sarmiento (Ven).