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[Video] KO of the Year Contender: Takashi Uchiyama Flattens Chuwatana in Two

TOKYO, Japan -- Takashi Uchiyama's (23-0, 19 KOs) dominance of the super featherweight division continued Wednesday with a second round knockout of previously undefeated Jomthong Chuwatana (9-1, 4 KOs).

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TOKYO, Japan — Takashi Uchiyama’s (23-0, 19 KOs) dominance of the super featherweight division continued Wednesday with a second round knockout of previously undefeated Jomthong Chuwatana (9-1, 4 KOs).

Uchiyama’s straight right hurt Chuwatana in the first, but the Thai challenger used good defense and counter-punching to prevent a follow-up shot despite losing the round.

He would not be so fortunate in the second round.

Uchiyama feinted a left jab, causing the southpaw Chuwatana to duck to his left and head-on into a powerful right cross.

Chuwatana toppled backward in slow motion and laid motionless, prompting referee Roberto Ramirez Sr. to cut the count short and award a technical knockout.

Uchiyama’s win was his 10th successful WBA title defense since 2010. The win opens the door for a potential rematch with WBC title-holder Takashi Miura, who scored his own devastating KO last Friday over Billy Dib. Uchiyama won a eighth round corner stoppage over Miuira in 2011.

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