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Ex-2-division world champ Tomoki Kameda joins TRYBOX, eyes fight with ‘Monster’

Apr 23, 2022 16:41 pm

Former two-division world champion Tomoki Kameda said on Apr. 22 he has joined TRYBOX GYM Heisei Nishiyama in Hyogo Prefecture’s Nishinomiya, western Japan, and named Naoya ‘’The Monster’’ Inoue of Ohashi Boxing Gym as a boxer he wants to face if and when the latter moves up in weight to super bantamweight.

Speaking before a group of reporters at the new gym, the 30-year-old Kameda, a former World Boxing Organization bantamweight champion and a former World Boxing Council super-bantamweight interim titlist, said, ‘’I want to fight with the strongest boxer in Japan. It will pick up stream if I can fight with Mr. Inoue at super bantamweight.’’

‘’To that end, I have to win a world super bantamweight title first and wait for Mr. Inoue to move up in weight,’’ Kameda added.

Kameda, who terminated his contract with 3150 (Saiko) Fight Club run by his eldest brother Koki Kameda at the end of March this year, said, ‘’I want to try my hardest in the latter part of my boxing life just like the time when I moved to Mexico to begin boxing seriously at the age of 15 by leaving my family members.’’

Tomoki Kameda, the youngest of the so-called three Kameda brothers including his second-eldest brother Daiki, added, ‘’Since I have so far mostly fought overseas like Mexico and the United States and haven’t had many fights in Japan, I want to have big fights before my fans in Japan.’’

Kazushi Nishiyama, 44, who had served as Tomoki’s trainer at 3150 club, opened TRYBOX GYM on Apr. 1 by joining Japan Pro Boxing Association.

Tomoki Kameda, whose nickname is El Mexicanito, made a professional debut in November 2008 and has a record of 38 wins, including 20 knockouts, against three losses.

‘’I will show everything I have in my arsenals since I first took up boxing when I was 3-years-old and will do it without regrets,’’ he added.

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