|Real name||Tomoki Kameda|
|Nickname(s)||Spanish: El Mexicanito (The Little Mexican)|
Japanese: Kameda-ke Saishū Heiki (The Ultimate Weapon of the Kamedas)
|Height||5 ft 7+1⁄2 in (171 cm)|
|Reach||67 in (170 cm)|
|Born||July 12, 1991|
|Wins by KO||20|
Tomoki Kameda grew up in a tough area of Osaka, Japan. Tomoki is the brother of Kōki Kameda and Daiki Kameda. Their father, Shiro, dreamt that all three sons would grow up to win world titles in boxing.
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". 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.
Kameda had been training for the Beijing Olympics and ran his record to 35-1-1 in Japan. 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.
At seventeen years old in Distrito Federal, Mexico, Kameda won his pro debut against Alejandro Moreno. Kameda knocked out veteran Jesus Periban in the third round of their bout. 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.
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.
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. Kameda lost to McDonnell on May 9, 2015 in a fight for the WBA (Regular) title. Kameda then lost to McDonnell in a rematch on September 6, 2015.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|40 fights||37 wins||3 losses|
|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|
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