Today Takashi Miura announced his retirement on Twitter. This come in wake of a tough loss only two weeks ago at the hands of current WBC featherweight boss Miguel Berchelt. His announcement also comes amidst a flurry or retirement announcements across boxing, but especially in the Japanese boxing world.
Takashi Uchiyama will hold a press conference today to presumably announce his retirement while former 3 division champion Akira Yaegashi is waiting to announce his retirement as well, after Uchiyama. Elsewhere in the boxing world we saw Robert Guererro make his decision on the 17th to call it quits while Tyson Fury also seemingly hung ’em up over his Instagram this week in addition to Tim Bradley.
Miura went 31-4-2 with 24 KOs over his career and was a former WBC super featherweight champion, which he successfully defended 3 times before losing in a Fight of the Year against Francisco Vargas. That fight was broadcast on HBO PPV from Las Vegas. Miura fought in the U.S. 3 times and all on HBO. He quickly became a fan favorite with his relentless brawling style. He never showed fear to any of his opponents and left it all out in the ring.
Takashi Miura will be missed by fans and boxers alike.
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