Tomoki Kameda

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Tomoki Kameda
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Real nameTomoki Kameda
Nickname(s)Spanish: El Mexicanito (The Little Mexican)
Japanese: Kameda-ke Saishū Heiki (The Ultimate Weapon of the Kamedas)[1]
Weight(s)Super Bantamweight
Bantamweight
Height5 ft 7 in (171 cm)
Reach66 in (168 cm)
NationalityJapanese
Born (1991-07-12) July 12, 1991 (age 27)
Osaka, Japan
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights38
Wins36
Wins by KO20
Losses2
Draws0
No contests0

Tomoki Kameda (born July 12, 1991) is a Japanese professional boxer who fights in the Super Bantamweight division.[2] He is a former WBO Bantamweight Champion.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Tomoki Kameda grew up in a tough area of Osaka, Japan.[4] Tomoki is the brother of Kōki Kameda and Daiki Kameda.[5][6] Their father, Shiro, dreamt that all three sons would grow up to win world titles in boxing.[4][7]

At the age of 15, Tomoki Kameda relocated to Mexico in order to learn from Mexican boxing experts.[8]

Nickname[edit]

His early nickname in Japan was Kameda-ke Saishū Heiki (亀田家最終兵器). It denotes "The Ultimate Weapon of the Kamedas".[1] He later gained a Spanish nickname El Mexicanito which translates to "The Little Mexican", since he also trains and fights out of Mexico. He has started to earn the respect of Mexican boxing fans, due to his very aggressive style of fighting.[9]

Amateur career[edit]

Kameda had been training for the Beijing Olympics and ran his record to 35-1-1 in Japan.[10] After his move to Mexico, he competed in the Guantes de Oro de México. However, he was too young to participate at the Olympic qualifiers. Instead of waiting, Kameda chose to turn pro.[11]

Professional career[edit]

Like fellow Japanese boxers Shoky Sakai, and Masamichi Nozaki, Kameda trains and sometimes fights out of Mexico.[12]

At seventeen years old in Distrito Federal, Mexico, Kameda won his pro debut against Alejandro Moreno.[13] Kameda knocked out veteran Jesus Periban in the third round of their bout.[14] On the Televisa undercard of Mexican, Saul "El Canelo" Alvarez vs. Luciano Leonel Cuello of Argentina, he won the vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental Super Bantamweight title with a unanimous decision against Arturo Camargo.[15][16]

In August 2013, Kameda fought for the first time outside of his native and adopted countries when he faced 118-pound WBO world champion Paulus Ambunda in Cebu, Philippines. Kameda pounded Ambunda with body shots and dominated the 12-round fight, winning a unanimous decision to become the third Kameda brother to earn a world title. When brother Daiki beat Rodrigo Guerrero in September 2013 to become a world champion at 115 pounds, the Kamedas became the first trio of siblings to ever hold titles simultaneously.[4]

After three successful defenses, Kameda scheduled a unification bout with WBA (Regular) champion Jamie McDonnell, but after the WBO refused to sanction the bout, Kameda vacated the WBO title to fight McDonnell.[17] Kameda lost to McDonnell on May 9, 2015 in a fight for the WBA (Regular) title.[18] Kameda then lost to McDonnell in a rematch on September 6, 2015.[19]

Professional record[edit]

Professional record summary
38 fights 36 wins 2 losses
By knockout 20 0
By decision 16 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
38 Win 36–2 Spain Abigail Medina UD 12 Nov 12, 2018 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Won WBC Interim Super Bantamweight title.
37 Win 35–2 Mexico Daniel Noriega UD 10 May 5, 2018 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
36 Win 34–2 Mexico Iván Morales UD 10 Jul 10, 2017 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
35 Win 33–2 Thailand Mike Rawatchai UD 10 Mar 10, 2017 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
34 Win 32–2 Mexico Edgar Martinez KO 1 (10), 1:17 October 15, 2016 Mexico Gimnasio G2, Iztapalapa, Mexico City
33 Loss 31–2 United Kingdom Jamie McDonnell UD 12 September 6, 2015 United States American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas For WBA (Regular) Bantamweight title.
32 Loss 31–1 United Kingdom Jamie McDonnell UD 12 May 9, 2015 United States State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas For WBA (Regular) Bantamweight title.
31 Win 31–0 Mexico Alejandro Hernández SD 12 November 1, 2014 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois Retained WBO Bantamweight title.
30 Win 30–0 Thailand Pungluang Sor Singyu KO 7 (12), 1:35 July 12, 2014 United States MGM Grand Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBO Bantamweight title.
29 Win 29–0 Namibia Immanuel Naidjala UD 12 December 3, 2013 Japan Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Osaka Retained WBO Bantamweight title.
28 Win 28–0 Namibia Paulus Ambunda UD 12 August 1, 2013 Philippines Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Cebu Won WBO Bantamweight title.
27 Win 27–0 Indonesia Nouldy Manakane KO 6 (10), 0:36 March 9, 2013 Japan Bunka Gym, Yokohama, Kanagawa
26 Win 26–0 Philippines Rey Las Pinas KO 4 (10), 1:23 December 4, 2012 Japan Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Osaka
25 Win 25–0 Mexico Javier Franco TKO 5 (10), 1:18 October 27, 2012 Mexico Centro Internacional de Convenciones, Chetumal, Quintana Roo
24 Win 24–0 Philippines Monico Laurente UD 10 August 19, 2012 Japan Sun Messe Kagawa, Takamatsu, Kagawa
23 Win 23–0 Mexico Jairo Hernandez RTD 10 (12), 3:00 April 26, 2012 Mexico Centro Bancomer, Mexico City, Distrito Federal Won vacant WBC Silver Bantamweight title.
22 Win 22–0 Mexico Eduardo García KO 7 (10), 1:23 December 7, 2011 Japan Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka
21 Win 21–0 Mexico Jesús Ceja TKO 7 (10), 1:06 October 15, 2011 Mexico Centro Internacional, Chetumal, Quintana Roo
20 Win 20–0 Philippines Dandy Toei UD 10 July 8, 2011 Japan Kyuden Gym, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Retained WBC Youth World Bantamweight title.
19 Win 19–0 Philippines Nathan Bolcio UD 10 May 7, 2011 Japan Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka
18 Win 18–0 Mexico Germán Meraz UD 12 February 19, 2011 Mexico Discothèque Collage, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Won NABF Bantamweight title.
17 Win 17–0 Thailand Pichitchai Twins Gym KO 3 (10), 2:12 December 26, 2010 Japan Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama Retained WBC Youth World Bantamweight title.
16 Win 16–0 Belgium Stephane Jamoye SD 10 August 28, 2010 Mexico Mazatlán, Sinaloa Won WBC Youth World Bantamweight title.
15 Win 15–0 Mexico Arturo Camargo UD 10 July 10, 2010 Mexico Arena VFG, Guadalajara, Jalisco Won WBC Youth Intercontinental Super Bantamweight title.
14 Win 14–0 Mexico Javier Rodríguez UD 10 May 29, 2010 Mexico Arena Tecate, Guadalajara, Jalisco Won WBC Youth Intercontinental Bantamweight title.
13 Win 13–0 Mexico Narciso Lara TKO 3 (10), 1:36 April 30, 2010 Mexico Gimnasio German Evers, Mazatlán, Sinaloa Retained WBC FECARBOX Bantamweight title.
12 Win 12–0 Mexico Rodolfo Garay KO 3 (10), 1:53 January 16, 2010 Mexico Auditorio Centenario, Gómez Palacio, Durango Won WBC FECARBOX Bantamweight title.
11 Win 11–0 Nicaragua Marlon Márquez UD 10 November 27, 2009 Japan Edogawa Sports Center, Tokyo
10 Win 10–0 Mexico Jesus Periban TKO 3 (8), 2:00 September 5, 2009 Japan Differ Ariake Arena, Tokyo
9 Win 9–0 Mexico Marco Antonio Chable TKO 4 (6), 0:46 August 6, 2009 Mexico Woda Night Club, Lomas de Sotelo, Mexico City
8 Win 8–0 Mexico Alejandro Dotor TKO 3 (6), 2:08 June 26, 2009 Mexico Salon Marbet Plus, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico
7 Win 7–0 Japan Tatsuhiro Kumobayashi TKO 4 (6), 0:42 May 30, 2009 Japan Edogawa Sports Center, Tokyo
6 Win 6–0 Mexico Alain Lopez UD 4 April 11, 2009 Mexico Gimnasio Niños Héroes, Tepic, Nayarit
5 Win 5–0 Mexico Andres Torres TKO 2 (4), 1:38 March 14, 2009 Mexico Auditorio Centenario, Torreón, Coahuila de Zaragoza
4 Win 4–0 Mexico Arturo Delgado TKO 2 (4), 2:14 February 6, 2009 Mexico Salon Marbet Plus, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico
3 Win 3–0 Mexico Juan Carlos Olvera TKO 3 (4), 0:36 March 28, 2009 Mexico Arena San Juan de Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico
2 Win 2–0 Mexico Adrian Ramirez KO 2 (4), 1:33 December 8, 2008 Japan South Gym, Oyama, Tochigi
1 Win 1–0 Mexico Alejandro Moreno KO 2 (4), 2:08 November 21, 2008 Mexico Salon Marbet Plus, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico Professional debut.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TBS『WBO世界バンタム級タイトルマッチ』" (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System Television. 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
  2. ^ Wainwright, Anson (2012-10-17). "Tomoki Kameda: "Becoming a world champion in Mexico is my dream."". Max Boxing. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
  3. ^ Results: Tomoki Kameda captures WBO bantamweight title in Philippines
  4. ^ a b c http://www.premierboxingchampions.com/tomoki-kameda
  5. ^ Gonzalez, Jhonny (2010-04-16). "Tomoki Kameda youngest brother in a talented Boxing family". Boxing Scene. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
  6. ^ Mulei, Alessandro (2010-02-07). "Daiki Kameda with his brother Tomoki". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
  7. ^ http://www.premierboxingchampions.com/news/brothers-arms-boxing-tomoki-kameda-s-family-business-and-business-good
  8. ^ http://www.premierboxingchampions.com/news/have-fist-will-travel-tomoki-kameda-leaves-his-native-japan-build-his-career-hard-knock-mexican
  9. ^ Gómez, Alfredo Jaime (2010-07-07). "Tomoki is earning a following in Mexico". OEM. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
  10. ^ http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/new-faces-tomoki-kameda-77541
  11. ^ Adachi, Hisao (2007-08-04). "Tomoki wins in the Amateurs". Notifight. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
  12. ^ http://www.boxingscene.com/daniel-evangelista-shoky-sakai-ready-impress--39286
  13. ^ Luevanos, Fernando (2008-01-18). "Tomoki's Pro Debut". Boxrec. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
  14. ^ http://www.badlefthook.com/2009/9/6/1018970/tomoki-kameda-youngest-of-the
  15. ^ http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=29047
  16. ^ http://www.informador.com.mx/deportes/2010/217035/6/tomoki-kameda-gana-titulo-intercontinental.htm
  17. ^ "Tomoki Kameda vacates WBO title". Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  18. ^ http://www.premierboxingchampions.com/kameda-vs-mcdonnell
  19. ^ "Jamie McDonnell Earns Repeat Win Over Tomoki Kameda". Retrieved 6 September 2015.

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Achievements
Preceded by
Paulus Ambunda
WBO bantamweight champion
August 1, 2013 – April 23, 2015
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Pungluang Sor Singyu
Vacant
Title last held by
Julio Ceja
WBC super bantamweight champion
Interim Title

November 12, 2018 – present
Incumbent