Kameda: This time I’ll take McDonnell out

Phil Jay 05/09/2015

Former world bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda is aiming to cancel out the three ringside judges the second time around in a highly-anticipated rematch with Jamie McDonnell.

The 24 year-old dropped his WBO title in an attempt to pick up McDonnell’s WBA version last May, but ultimately lost his standout 31-0 record to the Briton via the closest unanimous margin possible.

Kameda has gone back to the drawing board in a bid to rectify his only career defeat to date and believes he now has a strategy to nullify McDonnell’s advances before ending the argument prior to the final bell.

“This time we have an even better plan than last time. I’m ready for my opponent’s style and anything he can bring to the ring,” said Kameda.

“I’ve studied McDonnell and I know his weaknesses. We’re planning on taking him out this time. I won’t stop until I have the stoppage.”

On the result last time out, Kameda added: “I thought I won last time and I plan to prove that I am the better fighter and the best at my weight. It was very close, but this time my power and strategy will be too much for him.”

McDonnell v Kameda II is part of a PBC double header from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas on Sunday night as ex-world champion Anthony Dirrell prepares to battle Marco Antonio Rubio at 168lbs in the co-feature.