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Wonjongkam Grabs Quick Win, Aims To Force Kameda Fight

By Hisao Adachi

This past Sunday in Bangkok, Thailand, tormer long-running WBC flyweight world champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (91-5-2, 47KOs, 40-years-old) came out successful in his return to the ring by winning a unanimous decision (78-76, 78-76, 77-76) over his compatriot Manot Comput (18-20, 11KOs, 35-years-old).

For Wonjongkam, it was his first fight after 4 years and 7 months of inactivity. It was also a surprise return to the ring for many.

The next fight of Wonjongkam could take place on May 5 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo against the Japanese southpaw and former triple world champion Koki Kameda (33-2, 18KOs, 31 years old and of Kyoei Boxing Gym of Tokyo).

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Wonjongkam was chosen as the farewell opponent of Kameda.

Kameda wants to hang up the gloves forever without any regrets and with a pleasant and renewed sense of freshness taking off a burden by avenging the first defeat of his career, which came against Wonjongkam by way of majority decision in 2010 in Tokyo.

On April 4, the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) announced their decision to deny Wonjongkam a license to box - based on the laws of the JBC, which does not allow licensing a boxer who has gone three calendar years without a fight. Prior to Sunday, his last fight took place in 2013.

But, thanks to his victory in Bangkok, Wonjongkam could solve the licensing problem and find himself being approved by the JBC for the gurdge match with Kameda.

And if not, the Kameda vs. Wonjongkam fight will inevitably break down and become a non-sanctioned exhibition.

Tokyo's Kyoei Boxing Gym, which assumes Kameda's handling in professional boxing, will apply to the JBC (Japan Boxing Commission) to secure Wonjongkam license in the coming days.

Wonjongkam is known as the executioner of Japanese fighters with a record of 11-1-2. His only loss against a Japanese boxer was against Daisuke Naito by a decision in 2007 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BigZ44 on 04-10-2018

Kameda whips the **** out of ancient Wonjongkam

Comment by AddiX on 04-10-2018

Can't believe this dude is fightin still.

Comment by Stynpine on 04-10-2018

I think the JBC may continue to be strict on Wonjongkam. Kameda should have rematched Kono instead, quite honestly. Even if Kameda is still going through with Wonjongkam, it's going to end up as an exhibition, and that's not really…

Comment by shawn4943 on 04-10-2018

Those scores were too close. Wonjongkam is going to get beaten by Kameda. He was already on the slide when he retired 5 years ago.

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