When 18 year old Daiki Kameda was offered a chance to take on Daisuke Naito for the WBC flyweight belt, I thought that this would be a boxing match to be remembered. The Kameda family has a reputation in Japan for being right into boxing – Daiki is one of 3 brothers who all rank highly here, his older brother Koki at one stage holding WBA light flyweight belt. And from all I’d read, Daiki was the goods. So surely a match against Daisuke Naito, a classy veteran boxer who had held the title a mere 3 months.
The first time I experienced trepidation over the bout was when I saw Kameda post match singing ‘Only Love’. Err… huh? What sort of classless trash was this? This is boxing? Read the rest of this entry »