• Kyodo News


WBA flyweight champion Daiki Kameda was all smiles Sunday as he savored his victory over compatriot Takefumi Sakata, and said he feels he has improved as a boxer after retaining his belt for the first time.

“I am so much happier than I would normally be after winning a bout,” Kameda told a press conference a day after beating former champion Sakata on a unanimous decision at Tokyo Big Sight.

“I think maybe this means I have made a little bit of an improvement compared to before.”

Kameda, the second oldest of the three Kameda boxing brothers, said Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, a combat sport promotion firm, had expressed interest in staging fights for the Kamedas overseas.

Koki Kameda, who sat alongside Daiki at the press conference, said, “Sounds good, doesn’t it? Our final target is Las Vegas.”

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