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Tomoki Kameda Eyes Boxing History With Paulus Ambunda

By Jake Donovan

Tomoki Kameda is one win away from making boxing history.

The youngest of the three fighting Kameda brothers has taken to his surroundings during fight week a faces unbeaten bantamweight titlist Paulus Ambunda this Thursday in Cebu, Philippines. The fight is Kameda’s first at a major title, coming in a weight class in which his oldest brother, Koki presently serves as a champ and is fresh off of a recent win in his native Japan.

Tomoki’s title shot comes more than 2,000 miles away from his Tokyo home, but considers the long journey well worth the trip should he emerge victorious on Thursday.

“I am well-prepared for the most important fight of my career,” Kameda said during the final press conference Tuesday afternoon in Cebu. “With a win, we will become the first three brothers (tandem) in boxing history to win world championships. That means a Guinness record.”

Middle brother Daiki Kameda briefly held a title in the super flyweight division and is back in line for a crack at a second title reign, as he faces Rodrigo Guerrero for a vacant belt in September. A win by both Tomoki and Daiki will only add to the family legacy, giving the three brothers title fight wins in the span of less than two months.

Of course, history can only be made if each come out victorious. The youngest of the Kameda brothers may be undefeated, but faces a defending titlist who also has yet to know what it feels like to lose.

“Tomoki Kameda has experience, but I will give him a boxing lesson in the ring,” promises Ambunda, who fights outside of his native Namibia for the first time in his careeer. “After the fight is over, the announcer will yell, ‘… and still champion, Paulus Ambunda.”

While Kameda has his eye on making history with a single win, Ambunda – who represented Namibia in the 2004 Olympics  - plans to make his mark with a series of wins beginning with Thursday’s fight.

“After beating Tomoki, I’ll fight Koki Kameda. Then (Daiki); I will conquer all of the Kameda brothers.”

Ambunda (20-0, 10KO) makes the first defense of the title he won with a unanimous decision over the excellent Pungluan Sor Singyu this past March. Kameda (27-0, 18KO) fights in his first major title fight, but has been fighting in bouts scheduled for 10 or 12 rounds since his 11th pro fight, in 2010.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by trazom_j on 07-31-2013

Only one wish of Japanese fans. It is Namibian victory. But Japanese fans knew, The wish not coming true. Kameda does anything for a purpose. Can we expect justice and the fairness to WBO? Unfortunately the answer is no. Shiro…

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