On Saturday, January 28, 2017, Takashi Miura (31-3-2, 24 KOs) scored a hard-earned knockout victory against Miguel Roman (56-12, 43 KOs) at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California.
The Super Featherweight fight was the co-main event of an HBO Boxing After Dark double-header that featured Francisco Vargas and Miguel Berchelt in the main event.
The fight was a veritable slugfest as Miura pressed the action in the early rounds from his southpaw stance. Miura, a 32-year-old native of Akita, Japan, relied on his work rate and body punches to win the fight.
Roman, a 31-year-old of Chihuahua, Mexico did his best to offset Miura’s offense, and held his own on the inside.
However, as the rounds progressed, Miura began hurting Roman more and more. Though both hurt each other in different points during the fight, it was Roman who suffered the knockdowns.
Indeed, in Round 10, after several rounds of back-and-forth action, Miura scored a knockdown with a hard shot to the body. Roman, knowing that the round was almost over, got back to his feet and used the time in between the rounds to recover.
However, in Round 11, Roman was knockdown yet again from a hard shot to the head from Miura. It seemed as if Roman would not finish the fight as he got back to his feet to continue exchanging shots with Miura.
By Round 12, though, the damage had been done, and Roman was dropped by another hard shot, forcing the referee to stop the fight.
“My hands feel great despite it being a war in there,” said Miura.
“These are the types of fights that I want. I want the winner of the next fight [Vargas vs. Berchelt] next.”
Miura earned yet another victory after his loss to Vargas, and he retains his status as the number-one contender for the WBC strap that is now held by Miguel Berchelt.
Miura has a style that is fan-friendly and exciting, though he lacks in technical skill. Given this fact about him, who would you like him to face?
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