Average Per Round: Jesus Soto Karass: 35/113; Yoshihiro Kamegai 32/75 Soto Karass threw a CompuBox Jr. Middle. record 168 punches in round 10. Weight Class Average.: 17/57 They both nearly doubled weight class average for punches landed in a round.
Golden Boy Promotions kept its promise in bringing the best to boxing fans, putting together the biggest fight to hit LA FIGHT CLUB yet. Former WBC Continental Americas and former NABF Welterweight Champion Jesus "Renuente" Soto Karass (29-10-4, 18 KO) faced Japan's mighty warrior and former OPBF Welterweight Champion Yoshihiro "Maestrito" Kamegai (26-4-2, 23 KO) in a spectacular 10-round super welterweight performance at The Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles broadcast live on Boxeo Estellaron Estrella TV.
It was a packed house tonight at The Belasco Theater, and the stellar sold out show saw the likes of Golden Boy stablemates Jason "El Animal" Quiqley, Glen "Jersey Boy" Tapia, Carlos "The Solution" Morales, Rashidi "Speedy" Ellis, Hector "El Finito" Tanajara Jr., Oscar "El Jaguar" Negrete, Joet Gonzalez, and Pablo "The Shark" Rubio were in attendance, along with television star Mario Lopez and Golden Boy Promotions President & CEO Oscar de la Hoya, who met and mingled with fans during this action-packed night.
Former WBC Continental Americas and former NABF Welterweight champion, Soto Karass was matched in strength and power by opponent Kamegai, former OPBF Welterweight Champion. The two fighters refused to give the other the upper hand and battled it out until the end, exchanging hits, jabs, and blocks. Both boxers remained adamant against their opponents, each counter punching speedy hits and hard blows. Unable to decide a victor, the judges named a match a draw with scores of 97-93 (Kamegai), 96-94 (Soto Karass), and 95-95.
"This fight was a war, exactly what the fans expected," said Jesus Soto Karass. "The people truly won tonight. I felt really good in the ring, but Kamegai was a true, Japanese warrior. I feel we both delivered an exciting night of boxing."
"I'm still getting used to the time zone here, but I feel really good about my performance tonight," said Yoshihiro Kamegai. "Soto Karass did catch me a few times, but every time he did, he was met with my counterpunches. Soto Karass was the kind of fighter I was expecting to fight-a true warrior."