Kameda in his Benkei costume (October 2006)
|Real name||亀田 大毅|
|Nickname(s)||Benkei of Osaka (浪速乃弁慶)|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (168 cm)|
|Reach||64 1⁄2 in (164 cm)|
|Born||January 6, 1989|
|Wins by KO||18|
Daiki Kameda (亀田 大毅 Kameda Daiki) (born January 6, 1989) is a Japanese former professional boxer who competed from 2006 to 2015. He is a two-weight world champion, having held the WBA flyweight title from 2010 to 2011, and the IBF super-flyweight title from 2013 to 2014. His brothers, Kōki and Tomoki, are also professional boxers.
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. Kameda would be successful in his second weight class by winning the vacant IBF Super flyweight title against Mexican boxer Rodrigo Guerrero.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|34 fights||29 wins||5 losses|
|34||Loss||29–5||Victor Ruiz||SD||8||6 Sep 2015||American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.|
|33||Loss||29–4||Liborio Solís||SD||12||3 Dec 2013||Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan||For vacant WBA super-flyweight title|
|32||Win||29–3||Rodrigo Guerrero||UD||12||3 Sep 2013||Sun Messe Kagawa, Takamatsu, Japan||Won vacant IBF super-flyweight title|
|31||Win||28–3||Aaron Bobadilla||TKO||6 (10), 0:12||8 Jun 2013||Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan|
|30||Win||27–3||Faustino Cupul||KO||6 (10), 0:43||9 Mar 2013||Cultural Gymnasium, Yokohama, Japan|
|29||Win||26–3||James Mokoginta||UD||10||4 Dec 2012||Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan|
|28||Win||25–3||Pipat Chaiporn||UD||10||19 Aug 2012||Sun Messe Kagawa, Takamatsu, Japan|
|27||Win||24–3||Jovanny Soto||TKO||4 (10), 0:21||25 Jun 2012||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|26||Win||23–3||Amorn Longsriphom||KO||2 (10), 2:53||4 Apr 2012||Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan|
|25||Loss||22–3||Tepparith Singwancha||UD||12||7 Dec 2011||Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan||For WBA super-flyweight title|
|24||Win||22–2||Raul Hidalgo||KO||1 (12), 2:20||24 Sep 2011||Centro de Convenciones, Cozumel, Mexico||Won vacant WBA International super-flyweight title|
|23||Win||21–2||Prayoot Kamsuanjik||KO||2 (10), 1:42||8 Jul 2011||Kyuden Gym, Fukuoka, Japan|
|22||Win||20–2||Jesús Martínez||KO||5 (10), 0:37||2 Apr 2011||Onoyama Budokan, Naha, Japan|
|21||Win||19–2||Silviu Olteanu||SD||12||26 Dec 2010||Super Arena, Saitama, Japan||Retained WBA flyweight title|
|20||Win||18–2||Takefumi Sakata||UD||12||25 Sep 2010||Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan||Retained WBA flyweight title|
|19||Win||17–2||Rosendo Vega||UD||10||25 Jul 2010||Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan|
|18||Win||16–2||Denkaosan Kaovichit||UD||12||7 Feb 2010||World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Japan||Won WBA flyweight title|
|17||Loss||15–2||Denkaosan Kaovichit||MD||12||6 Oct 2009||Municipal Central Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan||For WBA flyweight title|
|16||Win||15–1||Jose Alberto Cuadros||KO||4 (10), 0:30||30 Aug 2009||Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan|
|15||Win||14–1||Gabriel Pumar||UD||10||13 May 2009||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|14||Win||13–1||Wandee Singwangcha||KO||6 (10), 0:27||4 Mar 2009||Super Arena, Saitama, Japan|
|13||Win||12–1||Isaac Bustos||KO||3 (10), 2:30||8 Dec 2008||South Gym, Oyama, Japan|
|12||Win||11–1||Angel Rezago||KO||5 (10), 1:47||6 Nov 2008||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|11||Loss||10–1||Daisuke Naito||UD||12||11 Oct 2007||Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan||For WBC and lineal flyweight titles|
|10||Win||10–0||Piyapong Sorsawaeng||UD||10||28 Jul 2007||Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan|
|9||Win||9–0||Pingping Tepura||KO||2 (10), 2:21||30 Apr 2007||Twin Messe, Shizuoka, Japan|
|8||Win||8–0||Vicky Tahumil||KO||3 (10), 1:18||23 Feb 2007||Prefectural Sogo Gym, Sapporo, Japan|
|7||Win||7–0||Mohammed Sadik||KO||1 (10), 0:37||20 Dec 2006||Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan|
|6||Win||6–0||Valerio Sanchez||MD||8||27 Sep 2006||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|5||Win||5–0||Wido Paez||KO||1 (8), 1:45||20 Aug 2006||Cultural Gymnasium, Yokohama, Japan|
|4||Win||4–0||Yoppie Benu||TKO||5 (8), 0:27||5 Jun 2006||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|3||Win||3–0||Kittiphop Kawponkanpim||KO||1 (8), 1:31||5 May 2006||Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan|
|2||Win||2–0||Samart Twingym||UD||6||17 Apr 2006||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|1||Win||1–0||Panmee Samart||KO||1 (6), 0:23||26 Feb 2006||Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan|
- List of flyweight boxing champions
- List of super-flyweight boxing champions
- List of Japanese boxing world champions
- Notable boxing families
- "Tomoki Kameda, The Youngest Brother Ready For Title Run". Boxingscene. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
- "KAMEDA STOPS BENUE IN 5". ring-japan. Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2007-08-08.
- "Daiki Kameda banned for year over violence". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-10-17.
- "Daiki Kameda Officially Vacates Title, Eyes New Weight". Boxingscene. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
- "Daiki Kameda outpoints Guerrero, nabs IBF super flyweight title". Thde Japan Times. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
|World boxing titles|
| WBA flyweight champion
February 7, 2010 – January 4, 2011
promoted from interim status
Title last held byJuan Carlos Sánchez Jr.
| IBF super-flyweight champion
September 3, 2013 – March 19, 2014
Title next held byZolani Tete