Kameda: I beat McDonnell more clearly than the last fight!
Former WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda was downhearted for a second time this weekend when the Japanese fighter was forced to accept back-to-back losses to Jamie McDonnell.
The 24 year-old, who was previously undefeated in 31 bouts before running into the Briton, was beaten by a wafer-thin margin back in May before McDonnell was handed a wider margin this time around.
Judges at ringside were unanimous in declaring McDonnell the victor following an entertaining contest as the WBA title holder retain his belt 117-110, 116-111 and 115-112 on the scorecards.
A knockdown in the final round helped the Doncaster man’s case, which despite some protests did warrant a count. Some TV commentators ringside in Texas amazingly had Kameda well up, which ‘El Mexicanito’ obviously agreed with.
“I thought I won this fight a lot more clearly than the last fight,” said Kameda after the final bell. “I followed our plan perfectly. I did everything right.”
Kameda now faces a rebuilding job as calls for a third fight are sure to go unheeded, whilst McDonnell plans a run at super bantamweight and a possible UK super-fight with current 122lb champion Scott Quigg.
Should McDonnell vacate his belt in the wake of his double victory though, Kameda may well find himself in the mix if he gets back to winning ways following two great performances on Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions.