Daiki Kameda

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Daiki Kameda
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Kameda in his Benkei costume (October 2006)
Statistics
Real name亀田 大毅
Nickname(s)Benkei of Osaka (浪速乃弁慶)
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Reach64 12 in (164 cm)
NationalityJapan Japanese
Born (1989-01-06) January 6, 1989 (age 30)
Osaka, Japan
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights34
Wins29
Wins by KO18
Losses5

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.

Professional career[edit]

Personal life and early career[edit]

Daiki is one of the three Kameda brothers, the other two are the former WBA (Regular) Bantamweight Champion, Kōki, and the former WBO Bantamweight Champion, Tomoki.[1]

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."

In his early career, he had made it his custom to sing a song for the audience after each of his victories.[2]

Controversy[edit]

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.[3]

Kameda resorted to elbowing and Professional wrestling bodyslams out of frustration during his bout with Naito because he was behind on points and the crowd was against him from the beginning.

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.[4] Kameda would be successful in his second weight class by winning the vacant IBF Super flyweight title against Mexican boxer Rodrigo Guerrero.[5]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
34 fights 29 wins 5 losses
By knockout 18 0
By decision 11 5
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
34 Loss 29–5 Mexico Victor Ruiz SD 8 6 Sep 2015 United States American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.
33 Loss 29–4 Venezuela Liborio Solís SD 12 3 Dec 2013 Japan Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan For vacant WBA super-flyweight title
32 Win 29–3 Mexico Rodrigo Guerrero UD 12 3 Sep 2013 Japan Sun Messe Kagawa, Takamatsu, Japan Won vacant IBF super-flyweight title
31 Win 28–3 Mexico Aaron Bobadilla TKO 6 (10), 0:12 8 Jun 2013 Japan Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan
30 Win 27–3 Mexico Faustino Cupul KO 6 (10), 0:43 9 Mar 2013 Japan Cultural Gymnasium, Yokohama, Japan
29 Win 26–3 Indonesia James Mokoginta UD 10 4 Dec 2012 Japan Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan
28 Win 25–3 Thailand Pipat Chaiporn UD 10 19 Aug 2012 Japan Sun Messe Kagawa, Takamatsu, Japan
27 Win 24–3 Mexico Jovanny Soto TKO 4 (10), 0:21 25 Jun 2012 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
26 Win 23–3 Thailand Amorn Longsriphom KO 2 (10), 2:53 4 Apr 2012 Japan Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan
25 Loss 22–3 Thailand Tepparith Singwancha UD 12 7 Dec 2011 Japan Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan For WBA super-flyweight title
24 Win 22–2 Mexico Raul Hidalgo KO 1 (12), 2:20 24 Sep 2011 Mexico Centro de Convenciones, Cozumel, Mexico Won vacant WBA International super-flyweight title
23 Win 21–2 Thailand Prayoot Kamsuanjik KO 2 (10), 1:42 8 Jul 2011 Japan Kyuden Gym, Fukuoka, Japan
22 Win 20–2 Mexico Jesús Martínez KO 5 (10), 0:37 2 Apr 2011 Japan Onoyama Budokan, Naha, Japan
21 Win 19–2 Romania Silviu Olteanu SD 12 26 Dec 2010 Japan Super Arena, Saitama, Japan Retained WBA flyweight title
20 Win 18–2 Japan Takefumi Sakata UD 12 25 Sep 2010 Japan Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA flyweight title
19 Win 17–2 Mexico Rosendo Vega UD 10 25 Jul 2010 Japan Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan
18 Win 16–2 Thailand Denkaosan Kaovichit UD 12 7 Feb 2010 Japan World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Japan Won WBA flyweight title
17 Loss 15–2 Thailand Denkaosan Kaovichit MD 12 6 Oct 2009 Japan Municipal Central Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan For WBA flyweight title
16 Win 15–1 Mexico Jose Alberto Cuadros KO 4 (10), 0:30 30 Aug 2009 Japan Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan
15 Win 14–1 Philippines Gabriel Pumar UD 10 13 May 2009 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
14 Win 13–1 Thailand Wandee Singwangcha KO 6 (10), 0:27 4 Mar 2009 Japan Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
13 Win 12–1 Mexico Isaac Bustos KO 3 (10), 2:30 8 Dec 2008 Japan South Gym, Oyama, Japan
12 Win 11–1 Mexico Angel Rezago KO 5 (10), 1:47 6 Nov 2008 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
11 Loss 10–1 Japan Daisuke Naito UD 12 11 Oct 2007 Japan Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan For WBC and lineal flyweight titles
10 Win 10–0 Thailand Piyapong Sorsawaeng UD 10 28 Jul 2007 Japan Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan
9 Win 9–0 Philippines Pingping Tepura KO 2 (10), 2:21 30 Apr 2007 Japan Twin Messe, Shizuoka, Japan
8 Win 8–0 Indonesia Vicky Tahumil KO 3 (10), 1:18 23 Feb 2007 Japan Prefectural Sogo Gym, Sapporo, Japan
7 Win 7–0 Indonesia Mohammed Sadik KO 1 (10), 0:37 20 Dec 2006 Japan Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan
6 Win 6–0 Mexico Valerio Sanchez MD 8 27 Sep 2006 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
5 Win 5–0 Indonesia Wido Paez KO 1 (8), 1:45 20 Aug 2006 Japan Cultural Gymnasium, Yokohama, Japan
4 Win 4–0 Indonesia Yoppie Benu TKO 5 (8), 0:27 5 Jun 2006 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
3 Win 3–0 Thailand Kittiphop Kawponkanpim KO 1 (8), 1:31 5 May 2006 Japan Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan
2 Win 2–0 Thailand Samart Twingym UD 6 17 Apr 2006 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
1 Win 1–0 Thailand Panmee Samart KO 1 (6), 0:23 26 Feb 2006 Japan Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tomoki Kameda, The Youngest Brother Ready For Title Run". Boxingscene. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
  2. ^ "KAMEDA STOPS BENUE IN 5". ring-japan. Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2007-08-08.
  3. ^ "Daiki Kameda banned for year over violence". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-10-17.
  4. ^ "Daiki Kameda Officially Vacates Title, Eyes New Weight". Boxingscene. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
  5. ^ "Daiki Kameda outpoints Guerrero, nabs IBF super flyweight title". Thde Japan Times. Retrieved 2018-06-09.

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Sporting positions
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Denkaosan Kaovichit
WBA flyweight champion
February 7, 2010 – January 4, 2011
Vacated
Succeeded by
Luis Concepción
promoted from interim status
Vacant
Title last held by
Juan Carlos Sánchez Jr.
IBF super-flyweight champion
September 3, 2013 – March 19, 2014
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Zolani Tete