Without class

18 10 2007

Naito hammers Kameda 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 »


Top Sports Stories in Japan… (September 2)

2 09 2007

Reiko Tosa - Japan’s last real shot at a medalI am around 30 minutes away from another NFL FL Draft… 20 team league – going to be hard. Let’s hope I draft low.

Today’s sports headlines in Japan…

Bizarre Japanese Sports… #7: New MMA style

27 08 2007

greeny.jpgDamn man… I think they’re on to something. Surely this would address falling numbers of fans. Maybe, just maybe, this could attract fans to boxing away from MMA. Or do we count it as a new MMA? I dunno… interesting tho’!

Only in Japan…

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