Osaka, Japan - Tempers flared at the final press conference for the upcoming battle for the World Bantamweight Championship (WBA) between champion Koki Kameda and challenger Daniel Diaz, which they held at Hotel Nikko in this city. After the welcome from the media, Kameda and Diaz put their signatures on a document reconfirming their WBA fight, and then they were tested Winning brand gloves that are going to be used to exchange punches at the Prefectural Gymnasium on Saturday.
"I trained for everything. I'm ready to show my people what I can do. I dedicate my fight to the tsunami victims," said the champion Kameda (24-1, 15 KOs), who refused to be worried or concerned about the taller opponent from Nicaragua. "I need to get into the ring to find out just how dangerous Daniel Diaz can be. You already know my style, I will throw all kinds of shots from the first round to knock him out."
Daniel Diaz (18-2, 13 KOs), who predicts a win by knockouts, thanked everyone for his first title opportunity. "I've been doing great work in the gym, so I'm ready to take the crown back to Nicaragua, by beating a great champion such as Kameda," said the lanky boxer.
Everything was going well until the challenger and champion posed in a face-off for the press photographers. Kameda hit his forehead against Diaz, and seconds later, a loud enough whisper almost ended in blows when the Japanese boxer said "I am a bastard and your an assh*le."
In the co-feature, the youngest of the three Kameda brothers, Tomoki "Little Mexican" Kameda, will face Filipino boxer Bolcio Nathan in a ten round contest.