Daiki Kameda Suspended for a Year!

By Matt Goldstein

15/10/2007

Daiki Kameda Suspended for a Year!

BREAKING NEWS: Japanese flyweight Daiki Kameda has been suspended for a year.  Kameda, 10-1 with 7 KOs, was unsuccessful in his first title bid this past week when he was decisioned by WBC Flyweight champion Daisuke Naito, 32-2-2 with 20 KOs.  Frustrated and outboxed in almost every round, Daiki picked Naito off of the ground and slammed him to the mat three separate times.  Daiki was docked 3 points by the officials and disgraced by the Japanese public.  The Japanese boxing commission subsequently came down hard on the young and hugely popular fighter and his father/trainer Shiro, who was suspended indefinitely for berating the referee.  Daikis’ brother Koki, is a huge attraction in Japan and has garnered more that 60% of Japan’s TV ratings when he last fought.  The Kameda's are the countries most watched (but not necessarily popular) athletes.  Source: India Times