Boxing: Youngest Kameda brother wins WBO bantamweight crown

Kyodo

Japan’s Tomoki Kameda lifted his first world title on Thursday, when he won a unanimous decision over WBO bantamweight champion Paulus Ambunda of Namibia in the Philippines.

It was the first world title for Kameda, the youngest of three professional boxing brothers. His oldest brother, Koki, is the WBA bantamweight champion, while his brother Daiki is a former WBA flyweight champ.

“Achieving my dream, my father’s dream makes me truly happy,” Tomoki said.

According to the Japan Boxing Commission, they are the first trio of brothers to have won world titles. The younger Kameda became Japan’s first champion recognized by the WBO, which the JBC joined this year.

  • sing_or_die_1818

    watched the fight last night, and the better man definitely won: a far cry from some of the bouts fought by the brothers kameda in osaka. maybe fighting “away” was actually easier? he had a plan and stuck with it: those surgical strikes of unanswered combos were a thing of beauty. never thought i’d say this about a kameda, but “omedetou!” well done…