Tomoki Kameda vs Abigail Medina Preview Nov. 12th
The interim WBC Super Bantamweight title is on the line at the famous Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan this Monday, November 12th as local hero and former WBO Bantamweight Champion Tomoki Kameda will battle it out with Abigail Medina of the Dominican Republic. Kameda was last in the ring in May when he beat Daniel Noriega via a 10-round unanimous decision. Medina last fought in June when he stopped Anthony Settoul in the first round to retain his European Super Bantamweight crown.
Kameda vs Medina Betting Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Abigail Medina +350
- Tomoki Kameda -600
Kameda, a 27-year-old native of Osaka, will climb through the ring ropes with a mark of 35-2 along with 20 Kos while the 30-year-old Medina, who resides in Spain, is 19-3-2 with 10 Kos to his name. Kameda can box and also has pretty good power on his punches with a current knockout ratio of 54 per cent, but he has gone the distance in his last three fights and in eight of his last 10. Kameda needs to get back to his aggressive style of a few years ago and go after his opponent if he has him hurt.
His only two losses came against Jamie McDonnell when McDonnell was the WBA Bantamweight king. Kameda had him down in the third round of their first meeting in 2015, but dropped a close unanimous decision by scores of 114-113 across the board. McDonnell then beat him in their rematch by unanimous decision four months later. Kameda turned pro back in 2008 and has boxed 255 rounds since then. He stands 5-feet-7-inches tall and has a 66-inch reach.
Kameda won the WBO Bantamweight title in 2013 with a unanimous decision over Paulus Ambunda. He then defended it against Immanuel Naidjala by unanimous decision, against Panya Uthok by seventh-round KO and Alejandro Hernandez by split decision before vacating the championship. Since turning pro he’s also won the WBC Silver, NABF, WBC Youth World, WBC CABOFE, and WBC FECARBOX Bantamweight Titles. He’s also the younger brother of fellow boxers Koki and Daiki Kameda.
As for Medina, he turned pro back in 2008 and has 128 rounds of experience under his belt. He’s just over 5-feet-5-inches tall and unfortunately has an unlisted reach, but is 1.5-inches shorter than Kameda. He’s not a big puncher with a current knockout ratio of 42 per cent. He’s been stopped once as Reynaldo Cajina halted him in the fourth round back in 2011. His other losses came against Nikolai Popatov by 10-round unanimous decision in May of 2013.
He then lost his very next fight to Jamie McDonnell via an eight-round decision seven months later. His draws came against Cajina in a rematch over six rounds and with Said Chicti in a four-round affair back in 2007. He won the vacant European Union Super Bantamweight belt by 10th-round KO over Daniele Limone in October of 2014 then defended it against Emiliano Salvini via a sixth-round stoppage. He won the vacant European title in December, 2016 against Jeremy Parodi and defended it against Martin Ward and Settoul by knockouts before giving it up.
Kameda can be a very exciting boxer when he lets his hands go and he has a dependable chin. His power hasn’t been evident lately though by going the distance in eight of his last 10 bouts. Still, he’s a world class boxer while the game Spanish-based Medina is basically European level, even though he hails from the Dominican Republic. I’m expecting Kameda to win the interim belt here.
Kameda’s at home and a bit better than Medina.
Play Kameda -600 @ 5dimes.eu
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