Kameda in his Benkei costume (October 2006)
|Real name||Daiki Kameda|
|Nickname(s)||Naniwa no Benkei (浪速乃弁慶) "Benkei of Osaka"|
|Rated at||Flyweight (5 Fights)
Super Flyweight (2 Fights)
Bantamweight (13 Fights)
|Height||5'6 (168 cm)|
|Reach||64.5' (164 cm)|
January 6, 1989 |
|Wins by KO||18|
Daiki Kameda (亀田 大毅 Kameda Daiki ) (born January 6, 1989 in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese professional boxer. He is the current IBF Junior Bantamweight Champion and is the former WBA Flyweight Champion.
Personal life and early career
Nicknamed Naniwa no Benkei (Benkei of Osaka) by his father, Shirō, he made his professional debut on February 26, 2006. "You must never fall down, until I decide to throw in a towel or a referee calls a stop," Shirō said to him. "Fight like Benkei who died while standing up."
Kameda lost to Daisuke Naito, then the WBC flyweight champion, in Naito's first title defense on October 11, 2007. Despite making comments before the match that he would commit seppuku if he lost, his manager later confirmed that he would not. His boxer's license was suspended by the Japan Boxing Commission for one year due to professional misconduct during the match.
Up until this point Kameda's father who was his chief second, has said that he will not seek to have his seconds license reinstated after being suspended indefinitely for his role in the controversy and that he will step down as a trainer altogether. Fans and analysts are divided on whether or not Shiro Kameda will return to training regardless of the statements he has made in the press. However, some believe that he is sincere so as to prevent any further controversy surrounding his sons' future fights.
After winning the WBA World Flyweight Title in a rematch against Denkaosan Kaovichit in Kobe in 2010, he relinquished his title in January 2011, in order to move up to the Junior Bantamweight division.
|29 Wins (18 knockouts, 11 decisions), 4 Losses (4 by decision), 0 Draws|
|Loss||29-4||Liborio Solís||SD||12 (12)||2013-12-03||Osaka, Japan||Super Flyweight||Retained IBF World super flyweight title.
For vacant WBA World super flyweight title.
Titles were at stake for Kameda only as Solís came in overweight, losing his WBA World super flyweight title on the scales in the process. The rules meant that Kameda retained his IBF World super flyweight title even though he lost the bout.
|Win||29-3||Rodrigo Guerrero||UD||12 (12)||2013-09-03||Kagawa, Japan||Super Flyweight||Won vacant IBF World super flyweight title|
|Win||28-3||Aaron Bobadilla||TKO||6 (10), 0;12||2013-06-08||Nagoya, Japan||Bantamweight|
|Win||27-3||Faustino Cupul||KO||6 (10), 0;43||2013-03-09||Kanagawa, Japan||Bantamweight|
|Win||26-3||James Mokoginta||UD||10 (10)||2012-12-04||Osaka, Japan||Bantamweight|
|Win||25-3||Mike Tawatchai||UD||10 (10)||2012-08-19||Kagawa, Japan||Bantamweight|
|Win||24-3||Jovanny Soto||TKO||4 (10), 0;21||2012-06-25||Tokyo, Japan||Bantamweight|
|Win||23-3||Pompetch Sor Sompong||KO||2 (10), 2:53||2012-04-04||Kanagawa, Japan||Bantamweight|
|Loss||22-3||Tepparith Kokietgym||UD||12 (12)||2011-12-07||Osaka, Japan||Super Flyweight||For WBA World super flyweight title|
|Win||22-2||Raul Hidalgo||KO||1 (12), 2:20||2011-09-24||Quintana Roo, Mexico||Super Flyweight||For vacant WBA International super flyweight title|
|Win||21-2||Chatchai Monthon Gym||KO||2 (10), 1:42||2011-07-09||Fukuoka||Bantamweight|
|Win||20-2||Jesús Martínez||KO||5 (10), 0:37||2011-04-02||Naha||Bantamweight|
|Win||19-2||Silviu Olteanu||SD||12 (12)||2010-12-26||Saitama||Flyweight||Defends WBA World Flyweight title.|
|Win||18-2||Takefumi Sakata||UD||12 (12)||2010-09-25||Tokyo||Flyweight||Defends WBA World Flyweight title.|
|Win||17-2||Rosendo Vega||UD||10 (10)||2010-07-25||Osaka||Bantamweight||WBA World Flyweight title not on the line.|
|Win||16-2||Denkaosan Kaovichit||UD||12 (12)||2010-02-07||Kobe||Flyweight||Rematch. Won WBA World Flyweight title.|
|Loss||15-2||Denkaosan Kaovichit||MD||12 (12)||2009-10-06||Osaka||Flyweight||For WBA World Flyweight title.|
|Win||15-1||Jose Alberto Cuadros||KO||4 (10), 0:30||2009-08-30||Osaka||Bantamweight|
|Win||14-1||Boom Boom Toei||UD||10 (10)||2009-05-13||Tokyo||Super Flyweight|
|Win||13-1||Wandee Singwancha||KO||6 (10), 0:27||2009-03-04||Saitama||Super Flyweight|
|Win||12-1||Isaac Bustos||KO||3 (10), 2:30||2008-12-08||Tokyo||Bantamweight|
|Win||11-1||Angel Rezago||KO||5 (10), 1:47||2008-11-06||Tokyo||Bantamweight||First fight in nearly 13 months.|
|Loss||10-1||Daisuke Naito||UD||12 (12)||2007-10-11||Tokyo||Flyweight||For WBC Flyweight title.|
|Win||10-0||Fahpetchnoi Sor Chitpattana||UD||10 (10)||2007-07-28||Tokyo||Super Flyweight|
|Win||9-0||Pingping Tepura||KO||2 (10), 2:21||2007-04-30||Shizuoka||Super Flyweight|
|Win||8-0||Vicky Tahumil||KO||3 (10), 1:18||2007-02-23||Sapporo||Super Flyweight|
|Win||7-0||Mohammed Sadik||KO||1 (10), 0:37||2006-12-20||Tokyo||Super Flyweight|
|Win||6-0||Valerio Sanchez||MD||8 (8)||2006-09-27||Tokyo||Bantamweight|
|Win||5-0||Wido Paez||KO||1 (8), 1:45||2006-08-20||Yokohama||Super Flyweight|
|Win||4-0||Yoppie Benu||TKO||5 (8), 0:27||2006-06-05||Tokyo||Bantamweight|
|Win||3-0||Kittiphop Kawponkanpim||KO||1 (8), 1:31||2006-05-05||Tokyo||Bantamweight|
|Win||2-0||Samart Twingym||UD||6 (6)||2006-04-17||Tokyo||Super Flyweight|
|Win||1-0||Samart Sithsaithong||KO||1 (6), 0:23||2006-02-26||Yokohama||Super Flyweight||Professional debut.|
- "TBS「“浪速乃弁慶”亀田大毅プロデビュー戦」" (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System Television. 2006. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
- Gonzalez, Jhonny (2010-04-16). "Tomoki Kameda youngest brother in a talented Boxing family". Boxing Scene. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
- "ニッカン★バトル 亀田特集" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 2010-3. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
- "KAMEDA STOPS BENUE IN 5". Ring Japan. 2006-06-05. Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2007-10-11.
- "亀田父に無期限、大毅１年間の停止処分" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 2007-10-15. Archived from the original on 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2007-10-15.
- BOXING: Daiki Kameda banned for year over violence
- Rojas, Hilmar (2011-01-04). Daiki Kameda Oficially Vacates Title, Eyes New Weight. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
- Koizumi, Joe (2011-01-09). D Kameda relinquishes his belt. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
|WBA Flyweight Champion
February 7, 2010 – January 4, 2011
Interim Champion Promoted
Title last held byJuan Carlos Sánchez, Jr.
|IBF Junior Bantamweight Champion
September 3, 2013 – present