Kameda patriarch may work fight


The father of bantamweight Tomoki Kameda will be in his son’s corner at an Aug. 1 WBO title fight in the Philippines, Kameda’s gym announced Saturday.

Shiro Kameda, the father of three professional boxers of whom Tomoki is the youngest, was banned for life by the Japan Boxing Commission over a 2007 fight in which his second son, Daiki, repeatedly fouled his opponent.

The elder Kameda’s license was revoked in 2010 after he verbally abused officials after his oldest son, Koki, lost a title fight.

Although Shiro Kameda is forbidden from setting foot in arenas under JBC jurisdiction, the Kameda gym said the ban is irrelevant when it comes to fights overseas.

According to a JBC source, should Shiro Kameda be employed to assist in an overseas bout a JBC qualification review board will be convened to discuss the possibility of perhaps applying the current ban to overseas fights.