May 14, 2014

Kameda eyes Vegas fight

WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda is expected to make his second title defense this summer in Las Vegas against top-ranked Pungluang Sor Singyu of Thailand. According to informed sources on Wednesday, Kameda is scheduling to fight July 12 in the Nevada city. He was ...

Mar 12, 2014

Tomoki Kameda leaves for training in Miami

WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda departed for training in Miami on Wednesday, saying his overseas trip will be just what he needs to become a world-class fighter. As things turn out, it is also the perfect opportunity for him to leave behind his troubles ...

Feb 7, 2014

JBC refuses to renew licenses for Kameda Gym, key management

The Japan Boxing Commission said Friday that the gym where the three Kameda brothers, Daiki, Koki and Tomoki, train will be severely punished. Shinji Yoshii, the gym’s chairman, and manager Satoshi Shima will not have their licenses renewed by the JBC over the manner ...

Feb 5, 2014

Tomoki Kameda set to make bantamweight title defense

Tomoki Kameda will make the second defense of his WBO bantamweight crown against top-ranked Thai boxer Pungluang Sorsingyu, the Kameda Gym announced Wednesday. The mandatory bout will be in April or May and held in either Japan or the United States. “I just have ...

Kameda defends WBO bantamweight title

Dec 3, 2013

Kameda defends WBO bantamweight title

World Boxing Organization bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda beat Namibian challenger Immanuel Naidjala by unanimous decision to retain his title on Tuesday. Judges scored the 12-round title match 117-111, 118-110, 119-109 in favor of the 22-year-old Japanese, who nonetheless failed to live up to his ...

Nov 27, 2013

Tomoki Kameda expresses confidence before title bout

WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda said Wednesday he is brimming with confidence ahead of his first world title defense against sixth-ranked challenger Immanuel Naidjala of Namibia at Osaka’s Bodymaker Colosseum on Dec. 3. Tomoki, the youngest of the three Kameda boxing brothers, said if ...

Boxing: Youngest Kameda brother wins WBO bantamweight crown

Aug 1, 2013

Boxing: Youngest Kameda brother wins WBO bantamweight crown

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 ...

Jun 7, 2013

Tomoki Kameda gets WBO bantamweight title shot

Tomoki Kameda will take on champion Paulus Ambunda of Namibia for the WBO bantamweight title in Cebu in the Philippines on Aug. 1, the Kameda gym announced on Thursday. “I’m simply delighted. Finally the moment has come,” said Kameda, the youngest of the three ...

Mar 28, 2011

India's vexing flyover of Libya

by Harsh V. Pant

LONDON — Along with Germany, Brazil, China and Russia, India abstained the week before last from voting on the U.N. Security Council resolution that approved a no-fly zone over Libya and authorized “all necessary measures” for protecting civilians from Moammar Gadhafi’s forces. India argued ...

Feb 9, 2011

'Shoganai' won't save Japan

by Kevin Rafferty

HONG KONG — It’s official. Japan, which economists and other pundits predicted 20 years ago was heading to the very top of the global league by about now, has in terms of 2010 gross domestic product slumped to No. 3. The U.S. is No. ...