3KingsBoxing.com has learned that former 3-weight World Champion Koki Kameda (33-2, 18KO) intends to end his retirement and return to boxing. The longtime bantamweight champion is just 31 years old and was never a man who looked like a shot fighter or ever really took that much punishment during his 35 fight career.
The Japanese native was last in the ring in October of 2015 when he lost to Kohei Kono. Kameda was attempting to win a world title in his fourth division against Kono.
Kameda won his first world championship in the light flyweight division, by defeating Juan Jose Landaeta in 2006 for the WBA title. He won the WBC Flyweight title against Daisuke Naito in November of 2009 before suffering his first career loss to longtime flyweight kingpin Pongsaklek Wonjongkam in his next fight. After losing to Wonjongkam he skipped the super flyweight division to move up to bantamweight.
He beat Anthony Munoz by unanimous decision for the WBA bantamweight world championship in December 2010. He successfully defended his WBA strap eight times prior to going back down to face WBA super flyweight champion Kono in his final fight.
Kameda did say he had an idea of who his opponent could be but wouldn’t give any hints as who it may be or when.
By: Chris Henderson