First Kameda, Then Quigg

By Robert Ecksel on September 2, 2015
First Kameda, Then Quigg
“I started too slowly last time. I don’t want that to happen again. I will stop him late.” (PBC)

In a fight televised live by PBC on CBS, McDonnell and Kameda rematch Sunday afternoon in Corpus Christi, Texas…

WBA World bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KOs), from Doncaster, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, first met Tomoki Kameda (31-1, 19 KOs), from Tokyo, Japan, on May 9 at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. It was a tough fight. McDonnell was down in the third. The decision was unanimous, but by a hair. All three judges scored it 114-113.

McDonnell and Kameda rematch Sunday afternoon at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, in a fight televised live by PBC on CBS at 4:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT, and this time McDonnell is leaving nothing to chance.

“I’ve got to forget the first fight because he’s going to bring his A-game to the table,” says McDonnell, “and it could be a totally different fight to the first one. We know each other inside out because we’ve done 12 rounds. I can’t be sloppy. I’ve got to stay focused. I think it will be a fast paced fight. I started too slowly last time so I don’t want that to happen again. I believe I will stop him late. I took him into the trenches last time but I didn’t put it on him enough. I think I will make that big statement and then move up.”

McDonnell has his eye on WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg.

“I’d love the Scott Quigg fight,” he says. “That would be a massive night. I’ve already proved that I belong at the elite level and it’s only four pounds. It’s not a massive difference and I am a big bantamweight. I feel I am hitting harder, I’ve been working on my power in the gym and I feel it’s going to pay off. I am really looking forward to this one. I feel I have a lot to prove still even though I am a two-time world champion. But we’re here and we’ve settled quickly and I am just going to soak it all up and I really feel that I am going to destroy Kameda on Sunday.”

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FULL FIGHT: Tomoki Kameda vs Jamie McDonnell - 5/9/2015 - PBC on CBS



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  1. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 05:04pm, 09/02/2015

    Kameda all about being a Mexican warrior like it’s not enough to be a Japanese warrior. Kinda’ like Euro fighters taking on “American” trainers that don’t know jackshit as security blankets thinking they’re gonna’ start fighting “American style” (see Marco Huck) and that includes Wlad post Steward.

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