Kameda vs De La Mora Results: Koki Skirts Past Underdog, Shimizu Upsets Cazares

This morning in Tokyo, Koki Kameda just barely was successful in defending his WBA bantamweight title against upstart Mexican challenger Daniel de la Mora, while defending WBA super flyweight titlist Hugo Cazares was upset by Tomonobu Shimizu.

Kameda (26-1, 16 KO) won on scores of 114-113, 115-113, and 115-112, but Bad Left Hook's own Japanese boxing guru Sidney Boquiren reported live from the event that he felt that the young Daniel de la Mora (23-1, 16 KO) outworked Kameda and deserved a close nod. Kameda received poor marks from those I spoke to who watched the fight, including Sidney, who noted that Kameda too often threw a single punch at a time.

From Sidney's description, I think it's time to stop expecting potentially elite quality out of Kameda, if one still is, as I have been. He's a good fighter, but perhaps nothing more. If one of the Kameda brothers is going to break out as a real force, more than just a good fighter who can win titles, it might just be the youngest of the three, Tomoki.

In the co-feature, Shimizu (19-3-1, 9 KO) topped Cazares (35-7-2, 25 KO) on split decision scores of 115-113, 115-113, and 114-115. Sidney scored it close for Shimizu, and said that after the bout, Cazares complained of numerous headbutts from the challenger-turned-titleholder. This is a pretty strong upset, but Cazares has been playing with fire for a while now, so not a totally huge shocker.

I'm sure Sidney will have much more on this card soon, so check back this week for a more detailed recap of this show.

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