Popular Japanese fighter Yoshihiro Kamegai announces his retirement!
Recently via social media, popular Japanese fighter Yoshihiro Kamegai announced his retirement from boxing. After thirteen years in the sport, he amassed a record of 27-5-2 23 with 23 knockouts.
The 35 year-old, started his career as a super lightweight fighting mostly in his home country. Along the way, he won the Japanese super lightweight title, before making an American debut in impressive fashion by knocking out Hector Munoz.
Part of the famed Teiken Boxing Gym and affiliated with Golden Boy Promotions, he provided fans with some memorable action packed bouts.
His fights with Robert Guerrero and two all out wars with Jesus Soto Karass were FOTY candidates, leaving the fans breathless and wanting to see more.
This would eventually lead to a title fight against Miguel Cotto for the WBO light middleweight title. Although putting up a valiant effort, he lost by unanimous decision.
However, a year after losing to Cotto, he had a lack-luster performance in a loss against unknown fighter Greg Vendetti. This ultimately led to the decision to retire.
The following is a post from his official Instagram account detailing his decision.
We at 3kingsboxing.com would like to bid him farewell and wish him the best in his future endeavors.
By: Garrisson Bland