Rey Vargas Boxes Past Tomoki Kameda For Unanimous Decision

Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, Los Angeles - For the WBC super bantamweight title, Rey Vargas (34-0, 22 KOs) retained his belt with a tough twelve round unanimous decision over mandatory challenger and interim-champion Tomoki Kameda (36-3, 20 KOs). All three judges had it 117-110.

Vargas was coming off a twelve round unanimous decision over Franklin Manzanilla in February. Vargas was down in the second found of that fight.

And Kameda fought in Japan back in November, when he won a twelve round decision over Abigail Medina to win the WBC interim-title at 122-pounds. Coming in, Kameda had won five fights in a row since losing back to back decisions to Jamie McDonnell at bantamweight.

Vargas and Kameda had previously fought when they were very young amateurs - with Vargas winning a dominant decision in the unpaid ranks.

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The fight got off to a fast start. Kameda was much faster with his hands and feet. He landed solid right hands that Vargas felt. Vargas was trying to use the jab and wanted to keep the fight at distance to set up bigger punches.

The second round was close, with Kameda landing the flashier punches and Vargas being very active with both hands. Vargas did better in the third, with his long punches and jab.

Kameda had the edge in the fourth, with some solid head shots. Vargas had a better fifth, with consistent punching and jabbing. He was also able to avoid the right hands of Kameda. The sixth was another close round, where both boxers did solid work in a tactical fight.

Vargas' jab and his combinations controlled the seventh round. Kameda applied a lot more pressure in the eight, as he was looking to get inside and good shots. In the ninth, Kameda was getting outworked by the busier Vargas.

In the tenth, Vargas continued to showcase his workrate, and he was able to avoid most of the big shots from Kameda. The jab continued to pester Kameda in the eleventh, and he was having issues getting inside with hard shots.

During the twelfth, Kameda lost a point for unsportsmanlike conduct, when he hit Vargas as the referee was breaking them up. Kameda was doing most of punching, with Vargas sensing that he was well ahead on the cards and looking to run out the clock.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by MarkCuq on 07-15-2019

The preliminary undercard also live for free on.

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 07-14-2019

[QUOTE=JOITATS;19899850]vargas has always had one of the most boring styles way to much clinching, smothering.. it's tough for any opponent to get inside and fight this guy & you know there's something strange, when a predominant mexican crowd boos at…

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 07-14-2019

[QUOTE=sharkeyez;19899601]Vargas was a disappointment. My Dad, Sister, and I walked out of the fight. Kameda was completely at a disadvantage and was a minimal threat to Vargas and Vargas *****ed out like a punk. Kameda tried to make it a…

Comment by Htown-Finest on 07-14-2019

Fight started out ok then fell asleep

Comment by garfios on 07-14-2019

[QUOTE=QueensburyRules;19901100]- -Investing in Rigomortis, eh?[/QUOTE]I'm not a betting man. But if they fight within 6 months, I think is a good bet.

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