Kameda upbeat about title shot

OSAKA (Kyodo) Daiki Kameda is confident he can outlast Thai champion Denkaosen Kaowichit and said Saturday he wants to lift the WBA flyweight title in front of his hometown fans in Osaka next month.

Kameda gets his second crack at a world title in the Oct. 6 fight at Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium following a unanimous decision loss to countryman and WBC flyweight champion Daisuke Naito in October 2007.

“I want to wrap the belt around me in Osaka where I was born and raised,” Kameda, the second eldest of the three Kameda boxing brothers, told a news conference. “If I can’t do that here, then where am I going to do it?”

Kameda served a one-year suspension from the ring after repeatedly resorting to underhand tactics in the bout against Naito.