Tomoki Kameda

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]

Tomoki Kameda
Statistics
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+12 in (171 cm)
Reach67 in (170 cm)
NationalityJapanese
Born (1991-07-12) July 12, 1991 (age 30)
Osaka, Japan
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights40
Wins37
Wins by KO20
Losses3
Draws0
No contests0

Personal lifeEdit

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] He is fluent in Spanish.[9]

NicknameEdit

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.[10]

Amateur careerEdit

Kameda had been training for the Beijing Olympics and ran his record to 35-1-1 in Japan.[11] 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.[12]

Professional careerEdit

Like fellow Japanese boxers Shoky Sakai, and Masamichi Nozaki, Kameda trains and sometimes fights out of Mexico.[13]

At seventeen years old in Distrito Federal, Mexico, Kameda won his pro debut against Alejandro Moreno.[14] Kameda knocked out veteran Jesus Periban in the third round of their bout.[15] 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.[16][17]

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.[18] Kameda lost to McDonnell on May 9, 2015 in a fight for the WBA (Regular) title.[19] Kameda then lost to McDonnell in a rematch on September 6, 2015.[20]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
40 fights 37 wins 3 losses
By knockout 20 0
By decision 17 3
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
40 Win 37–3   Hironori Miyake UD 8 May 22, 2021   176BOX, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
39 Loss 36–3   Rey Vargas UD 12 Jul 13, 2019   Dignity Health Sports Park , Carson, California, U.S. For WBC super bantamweight title
38 Win 36–2   Abigail Medina UD 12 Nov 12, 2018   Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Won WBC interim super bantamweight title
37 Win 35–2   Daniel Noriega UD 10 May 5, 2018   Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
36 Win 34–2   Iván Morales UD 10 Jul 10, 2017   Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
35 Win 33–2   Mike Rawatchai UD 10 Mar 10, 2017   Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
34 Win 32–2   Edgar Martinez KO 1 (10), 1:17 Oct 15, 2016   Gimnasio G2, Iztapalapa, Mexico City, Mexico
33 Loss 31–2   Jamie McDonnell UD 12 Sep 6, 2015   American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S. For WBA (Regular) bantamweight title
32 Loss 31–1   Jamie McDonnell UD 12 May 9, 2015   State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, U.S. For WBA (Regular) bantamweight title
31 Win 31–0   Alejandro Hernández SD 12 Nov 1, 2014   Credit Union 1 Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Retained WBO bantamweight title
30 Win 30–0   Pungluang Sor Singyu TKO 7 (12), 1:35 Jul 12, 2014   MGM Grand Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBO bantamweight title
29 Win 29–0   Immanuel Naidjala UD 12 Dec 3, 2013   Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan Retained WBO bantamweight title
28 Win 28–0   Paulus Ambunda UD 12 Aug 1, 2013   Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines Won WBO bantamweight title
27 Win 27–0   Nouldy Manakane KO 6 (10), 0:36 Mar 9, 2013   Bunka Gym, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
26 Win 26–0   Rey Las Pinas KO 4 (10), 1:23 Dec 4, 2012   Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
25 Win 25–0   Javier Franco TKO 5 (10), 1:18 Oct 27, 2012   Centro Internacional de Convenciones, Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico
24 Win 24–0   Monico Laurente UD 10 Aug 19, 2012   Sun Messe Kagawa, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan
23 Win 23–0   Jairo Hernandez RTD 10 (12), 3:00 Apr 26, 2012   Centro Bancomer, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Won vacant WBC Silver bantamweight title
22 Win 22–0   Eduardo García KO 7 (10), 1:23 Dec 7, 2011   Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
21 Win 21–0   Jesús Ceja TKO 7 (10), 1:06 Oct 15, 2011   Centro Internacional, Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico
20 Win 20–0   Dandy Toei UD 10 Jul 8, 2011   Kyuden Gym, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan Retained WBC Youth World bantamweight title
19 Win 19–0   Nathan Bolcio UD 10 May 7, 2011   Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
18 Win 18–0   Germán Meraz UD 12 Feb 19, 2011   Discothèque Collage, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico Won NABF bantamweight title
17 Win 17–0   Pichitchai Twins Gym KO 3 (10), 2:12 Dec 26, 2010   Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama, Japan Retained WBC Youth World bantamweight title
16 Win 16–0   Stephane Jamoye SD 10 Aug 28, 2010   Lobo Dome, Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico Won WBC Youth World bantamweight title
15 Win 15–0   Arturo Camargo UD 10 Jul 10, 2010   Arena VFG, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Won WBC Youth Intercontinental super bantamweight title
14 Win 14–0   Javier Rodríguez UD 10 May 29, 2010   Arena Tecate, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Won WBC Youth Intercontinental bantamweight title
13 Win 13–0   Narciso Lara TKO 3 (10), 1:36 Apr 30, 2010   Gimnasio German Evers, Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico Retained WBC FECARBOX bantamweight title
12 Win 12–0   Rodolfo Garay KO 3 (10), 1:53 Jan 16, 2010   Auditorio Centenario, Gómez Palacio, Durango, Mexico Won WBC FECARBOX bantamweight title
11 Win 11–0   Marlon Márquez UD 10 Nov 27, 2009   Edogawa Sports Center, Tokyo, Japan
10 Win 10–0   Jesus Periban TKO 3 (8), 2:00 Sep 5, 2009   Differ Ariake Arena, Tokyo, Japan
9 Win 9–0   Marco Antonio Chable TKO 4 (6), 0:46 Aug 6, 2009   Woda Night Club, Lomas de Sotelo, Mexico City, Mexico
8 Win 8–0   Alejandro Dotor TKO 3 (6), 2:08 Jun 26, 2009   Salon Marbet Plus, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico
7 Win 7–0   Tatsuhiro Kumobayashi TKO 4 (6), 0:42 May 30, 2009   Edogawa Sports Center, Tokyo, Japan
6 Win 6–0   Alain Lopez UD 4 Apr 11, 2009   Gimnasio Niños Héroes, Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
5 Win 5–0   Andres Torres TKO 2 (4), 1:38 Mar 14, 2009   Auditorio Centenario, Torreón, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico
4 Win 4–0   Arturo Delgado TKO 2 (4), 2:14 Feb 6, 2009   Salon Marbet Plus, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico
3 Win 3–0   Juan Carlos Olvera TKO 3 (4), 0:36 Mar 28, 2009   Arena San Juan de Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico, Mexico
2 Win 2–0   Adrian Ramirez KO 2 (4), 1:33 Dec 8, 2008   South Gym, Oyama, Tochigi, Japan
1 Win 1–0   Alejandro Moreno KO 2 (4), 2:08 Nov 21, 2008   Salon Marbet Plus, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Achievements
Preceded by
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 WBC title
Vacant
Title next held by
Status changed