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 28)
Osaka, Japan
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights39
Wins36
Wins by KO20
Losses3
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]

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Personal life

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

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

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

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

Professional record summary
39 fights36 wins3 losses
By knockout200
By decision163
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
39Loss36–3 Flag of Mexico.svg Rey Vargas UD12Jul 13, 2019 Flag of the United States.svg Dignity Health Sports Park , Carson ,California For WBC Super Bantamweight title.
38Win36–2 Flag of Spain.svg Abigail MedinaUD12Nov 12, 2018 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Won WBC Interim Super Bantamweight title.
37Win35–2 Flag of Mexico.svg Daniel NoriegaUD10May 5, 2018 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
36Win34–2 Flag of Mexico.svg Iván Morales UD10Jul 10, 2017 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
35Win33–2 Flag of Thailand.svg Mike RawatchaiUD10Mar 10, 2017 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
34Win32–2 Flag of Mexico.svg Edgar MartinezKO1 (10), 1:17October 15, 2016 Flag of Mexico.svg Gimnasio G2, Iztapalapa, Mexico City
33Loss31–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jamie McDonnell UD12September 6, 2015 Flag of the United States.svg American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas For WBA (Regular) Bantamweight title.
32Loss31–1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jamie McDonnell UD12May 9, 2015 Flag of the United States.svg State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas For WBA (Regular) Bantamweight title.
31Win31–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Alejandro HernándezSD12November 1, 2014 Flag of the United States.svg Credit Union 1 Arena, Chicago, Illinois Retained WBO Bantamweight title.
30Win30–0 Flag of Thailand.svg Pungluang Sor Singyu TKO7 (12), 1:35July 12, 2014 Flag of the United States.svg MGM Grand Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBO Bantamweight title.
29Win29–0 Flag of Namibia.svg Immanuel NaidjalaUD12December 3, 2013 Flag of Japan.svg Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka Retained WBO Bantamweight title.
28Win28–0 Flag of Namibia.svg Paulus Ambunda UD12August 1, 2013 Flag of the Philippines.svg Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Cebu Won WBO Bantamweight title.
27Win27–0 Flag of Indonesia.svg Nouldy ManakaneKO6 (10), 0:36March 9, 2013 Flag of Japan.svg Bunka Gym, Yokohama, Kanagawa
26Win26–0 Flag of the Philippines.svg Rey Las PinasKO4 (10), 1:23December 4, 2012 Flag of Japan.svg Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Osaka
25Win25–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Javier FrancoTKO5 (10), 1:18October 27, 2012 Flag of Mexico.svg Centro Internacional de Convenciones, Chetumal, Quintana Roo
24Win24–0 Flag of the Philippines.svg Monico LaurenteUD10August 19, 2012 Flag of Japan.svg Sun Messe Kagawa, Takamatsu, Kagawa
23Win23–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Jairo HernandezRTD10 (12), 3:00April 26, 2012 Flag of Mexico.svg Centro Bancomer, Mexico City, Distrito Federal Won vacant WBC Silver Bantamweight title.
22Win22–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Eduardo GarcíaKO7 (10), 1:23December 7, 2011 Flag of Japan.svg Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka
21Win21–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Jesús CejaTKO7 (10), 1:06October 15, 2011 Flag of Mexico.svg Centro Internacional, Chetumal, Quintana Roo
20Win20–0 Flag of the Philippines.svg Dandy ToeiUD10July 8, 2011 Flag of Japan.svg Kyuden Gym, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Retained WBC Youth World Bantamweight title.
19Win19–0 Flag of the Philippines.svg Nathan BolcioUD10May 7, 2011 Flag of Japan.svg Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka
18Win18–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Germán Meraz UD12February 19, 2011 Flag of Mexico.svg Discothèque Collage, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Won NABF Bantamweight title.
17Win17–0 Flag of Thailand.svg Pichitchai Twins GymKO3 (10), 2:12December 26, 2010 Flag of Japan.svg Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama Retained WBC Youth World Bantamweight title.
16Win16–0 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Stephane Jamoye SD10August 28, 2010 Flag of Mexico.svg Lobo Dome, Mazatlán, Sinaloa Won WBC Youth World Bantamweight title.
15Win15–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Arturo CamargoUD10July 10, 2010 Flag of Mexico.svg Arena VFG, Guadalajara, Jalisco Won WBC Youth Intercontinental Super Bantamweight title.
14Win14–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Javier RodríguezUD10May 29, 2010 Flag of Mexico.svg Arena Tecate, Guadalajara, Jalisco Won WBC Youth Intercontinental Bantamweight title.
13Win13–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Narciso LaraTKO3 (10), 1:36April 30, 2010 Flag of Mexico.svg Gimnasio German Evers, Mazatlán, Sinaloa Retained WBC FECARBOX Bantamweight title.
12Win12–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Rodolfo GarayKO3 (10), 1:53January 16, 2010 Flag of Mexico.svg Auditorio Centenario, Gómez Palacio, Durango Won WBC FECARBOX Bantamweight title.
11Win11–0 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Marlon MárquezUD10November 27, 2009 Flag of Japan.svg Edogawa Sports Center, Tokyo
10Win10–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Jesus PeribanTKO3 (8), 2:00September 5, 2009 Flag of Japan.svg Differ Ariake Arena, Tokyo
9Win9–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Marco Antonio ChableTKO4 (6), 0:46August 6, 2009 Flag of Mexico.svg Woda Night Club, Lomas de Sotelo, Mexico City
8Win8–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Alejandro DotorTKO3 (6), 2:08June 26, 2009 Flag of Mexico.svg Salon Marbet Plus, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico
7Win7–0 Flag of Japan.svg Tatsuhiro KumobayashiTKO4 (6), 0:42May 30, 2009 Flag of Japan.svg Edogawa Sports Center, Tokyo
6Win6–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Alain LopezUD4April 11, 2009 Flag of Mexico.svg Gimnasio Niños Héroes, Tepic, Nayarit
5Win5–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Andres TorresTKO2 (4), 1:38March 14, 2009 Flag of Mexico.svg Auditorio Centenario, Torreón, Coahuila de Zaragoza
4Win4–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Arturo DelgadoTKO2 (4), 2:14February 6, 2009 Flag of Mexico.svg Salon Marbet Plus, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico
3Win3–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Carlos OlveraTKO3 (4), 0:36March 28, 2009 Flag of Mexico.svg Arena San Juan de Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico
2Win2–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Adrian RamirezKO2 (4), 1:33December 8, 2008 Flag of Japan.svg South Gym, Oyama, Tochigi
1Win1–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Alejandro MorenoKO2 (4), 2:08November 21, 2008 Flag of Mexico.svg Salon Marbet Plus, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico Professional debut.

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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 – July 13, 2019
Lost bid for undisputed WBC title
Vacant
Title next held by
Status changed