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Kameda defeats Naito to win WBC flyweight title

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very disappointed in Naito,looked amateurish and never ever hurt Kameda

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Arrgh.... now we will the chimpira family all over the TV news again. Time to batten the hatches.

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You dont have to like Kameda,but his performance was almost as dominant as Pac man beating Cotto the other day. Had Naito swinging like Tigers wife at the car,he looked so desperate.

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It was a bit of a disappointment. Both of them were hardly hitting each other for much of the earlier rounds. Couple of good punches from Kameda pretty much did Naito in.

Maybe Naito was being weighed down by all those advertising logos he had on his trunks. He's lucky they didn't fall down around his ankles during the bout!

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hahaha did you just compare this moron with Manny Pacquiao thats funny.

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You dont have to like Kameda

Actually, it's pretty hard to....

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Wow...what a let down. Naito was swinging like my neighbours grandmother. Kameda did what he had to do to win but lets not say his name in the same sentence as pac man please. Manny is all class in every way.

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I can't stand the guy, but he did put up a decent performance last night. Naito looked like the challenger rather than the champ, coming forward swinging while Kameda kept his cool and counterattacked.

I also got a good laugh from the well-targeted advertising - pachinko parlors and Don Quijote. They know their audience well!

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I'll give Kameda his due: he fought a good fight, and when I turned on the fight on TV (about the 9th round or so), Naito's face told the tale. I'm not much a fan of Kameda, either, as some have already posted, but he did fight a good fight. I disagree with cracaphat: he didn't look like Pacquiao and Naito didn't look like Cotto: let's not compare a ferrari with a volkswagon (Pacquiao is definitely a Ferrari to Kameda's Volkswagon)...

Now, it's time for him to step aznd BE the champ now that he has won the belt. By that, I mean there'll be no more 0-20, 1-18, 2-22 fighters that all the Kameda's are used to. Koki will now have to take on the world's best, all who will be gunning for his newly won belt. My opinion is htat Kameda will defend his belt against perennial losers for a time, then, when pressured, will fight a highly-ranked challenger.....and lose. He took on one quality fighter with fading skills (Naito) and won by decision. When he steps into the ring against a quality fighter in his prime, Kameda will go down like a sack of wheat.

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I watched the fight and thought that Naito should have gotten the decision. He was the champion and the aggressor, he carried the fight to Kameda, who for the most part, ran and just tried to counter-punch. Naito also landed the harder punches. In the old days, you had to beat a champion decisively to take the title. He did not do that. I don't think he did enough to take the decision, but boxing is full of bad decisions. Good for the promoters, though.

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To me the fight looked indecisive. The card didn't seem to indicate that though.

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Congratulations Kameda I have seen better fights at a hockey game.

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This is what happens when you go on variety shows eating food and talking about your life rather than training like I believe koki has been doing the whole time. What a let down! Bet Naito is really regretting all these tv appearances now :P

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I agree with Junnama. Fight could have easily been scored a draw, which meant Naito kept his title and then they could fight again in a lucrative rematch. You usually don't take titles by running from the champion for most of the fight.

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To you non boxing pundits,Im talking about the ease of which he defeated Naito,not suggesting that he is of the same level as Pac man,to which even you know he isnt.Thank you.

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I'll conceed I missed the first two rounds, but really, the fight looked basically even to me. Then again I'm not a boxing judge so what do I know?

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It's ok cracphat. I knew what you meant ;)

Any chance of Kameda leaving Japan and facing some serious competition went out the window with this "victory".

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It's a shame Naito was beaten like a red-headed step child in this one. He should have been training harder and not doing so many talk shows. I can't stand that punk Kameda and his whole loser family, but he looked hungry.

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I can't wait until 2021 when Koki is 35 and he fights a 23-year-old. I guess he'll lose.

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Thanx yabusama. Glad someone could understand what I meant.And in answer to your question ? Hell no.He will lose to the first credible non Japanese boxer that he would face.But dont hold your breathe on that one.

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Interesting how the Yomiyuri Shimbun put it in English, stating that with this win, Koki has "restored" his "Family Name". He and his family are still dirty, underhanded chumps in my opinion, but this is really beside the point.

The Kamedas are a lot like the Japan Volleyball Team, especially the womens': they can beat the snot out of almost anyone inside Japan, but once they get outside and off of the islands, they end up in 8th place (like at the Olympics last Summer, where every team there stomped on them), or worse (as at the World Championships).

It's the same with the Kamedas. They can beat anyone almost inside of Japan, especially the 0-6, 2-10, 3-14 pugs they're in the habit of taking on, or some young talents from overseas who may have a 2-0 or 5-1 record, but are basically unheard of. Now that Koki is champ, he'll have to do away with this kind of fighting; he will have to take on legitimate contenders for the belt, because if he sticks to the unranked 1-and-forevers, 0-and-alots, and/or the 2-and-one-hundred dudes or the fresh-out-of-the-amateur-rank dudes, sooner or later the WBC will step in and offer him a choice: face a true contender or ditch the belt to someone who will.

It wil lbe interesting to see how Kameda steps up and does his thing now that he is champ. Yes, he did run a bit from Naito, but anyone who watched the fight towards the end and closing rounds could easily see that Naito was losing. There was a marked differencve between Koki's and Naito's faces (the former champ's was swollen and bleeding, while Koki looked like he'd been barely touched). Further, while Koki exuded a lot of confidence, Naito didn't seem to have any in the pre-fight interviews.

At any rate, as I said above, it is time for Koki to BE the champ. I believe that he will either take on the no-names, the 1-and-a-bunch fighters he's used to, only taking on a legit contender under threat, or in a hurry to make himself more legitimate in the eyes of the world, rusn in to fast and take on someone who's better and stronger too soon. Either case, I don't expect this belt to stay with him for very long...

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cracaphat: it didn't seem all that easy, and neither did Kameda make it look so. He did run away often from Naito, whereas Manny literally beat Cotto into submission, taking punches from Cotto that would have florred lesser men. Manny even looked to get strnger as the rounds continued. Not so with Koki Kameda: he - along with Naito - was heaving, with rubbery legs, there towards the end (and I think if he'd have gotten stuck hard enough, would have gone down; unfortunately, the Champ was just as gassed as Kameda). Big difference, there, my friend...

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I've seen this Koki bum on the train in Kobe with his mates/hangers-on. Acted like a total c*ck shadow-boxing on there. Let's see who they wheel out in a wheelchair to fight him next, no doubt some washed up hobo. The Kamedas are a bunch of no-class bums - bring on an international fighter to smack them around (hopefully the dad too)!

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Blue Tiger: I read what you are saying,but from the onset the difference in power was evident.When Naito hit Kameda,he barely budged,but when that straight left down the shoot,which from the southpaw stance,is a no-no for an orthodox fighter to take,hit,it jolted and put Naito on the back foot all night.He was flailing away misrebably except for a couple of rounds like 6 and 7 and I would give him the 12th. Kameda clearly wanted to win and was very disciplined,but too cautious and I felt he coulda tried to stop Naito.But my point is that he dominated Naito as their faces showed and the judges could see that. I watched the Pac Cotto fight and like we know and as you said Pac beat up on Cotto,but he copped some licks too.Had to have blood drained from his right ear!! I just conclude that they both won convincingly though,except Kameda,though apparently touting himself as a Manny,is not even in his most pleasing of dreams remotely close to him in ability,but they both got the job done.

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You can't score a fight based on how fighter's faces look. A lot of walk-in fighters like Joe Frazier would always come out of a fight with a swollen and puffy face, but he was the fighter moving forward, so of course, he would get hit all night long. But judges in the rest of the world award points for aggression and making the fight. If you had another boring counter-puncher like Kameda in there instead of Naito, you would have a snoozefest. A guy like Naito has a swollen and puffy face, even when he's not fighting! Every show I've seen him on here, it seems his nose and face swells up the more I watch him. But boxing has gone downhill from even the 1970s when you had to convincingly whip a champion to take his belt. If Naito would have had some decent trainers teaching him to fight a southpaw like Kameda, and got him to work the body and pound the arms like Marciano used to do to bring his opponent's guard down, and also use the uppercut when Kameda would lunge at him, he might have knocked him out.

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Well-exoplained, cracaphat, and thank you!

I agree to a great extent, barrykawa, and I think, too, that Naito did jolt Kameda a few times, as Kameda's legs looked rubbery in the later rounds,but despite that, the first few rounds, which I later watched on review, Kameda got a lot of good shots in early, then cruised.

Well said, BurakuminDes: I agree that the Kamedas are all pugs and bums, and I believe Koki will dodged legit competition and contenders until the WBC forces him to fight a highly ranked challenger...then it'll be lights out Koki....

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