By Derek Bonnett: Boxing history was once again made by the "Fighting Kameda Clan" this week. Last month, the three brothers managed to become the only trio of brothers to all be classified as world champions in the sport of boxing. Now, the Kameda’s are the first trio of siblings to also hold those titles simultaneously. Oldest brother Koki has held the WBA bantamweight title since 2010. Tomoki, the youngest of the three brothers, just captured the WBO bantamweight belt on August 1 of this year. Just this week, middle brother, Daiki won the IBF super flyweight title with a disputed decision over Mexico’s Rodrigo Guerrero in Japan. This boxing benchmark is a milestone unlikely to be broken any time in the foreseeable future.
On Tuesday, September 3, at Sun Messe Kagawa, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan, Rodrigo Guerrero lost a questionable unanimous decision to Daiki Kameda in a twelve round IBF super flyweight title bout. All three judges favored the Japanese fighter by scores of 117-109, 116-110, and 114-112. Kameda raised his ledger to 29-3 (18). Guerrero dropped to 19-5-1 (12).
Kameda climbed aboard the SecondsOut 115-pound rankings at number nine. Guerrero exited for the time being.
On Friday, September 6, at NCO Club, Royal Thai Airforce, Bangkok, Thailand, Suriyan Sor Rungvisai stopped late sub Daryl Basadre in six rounds of a bantamweight bout. The stoppage came at the 1:18 mark. Rungvisai raised his dossier to 29-5-1 (12). It was his sixth win of 2013. Basadre dipped to 9-1-1 (6).
Rungvisai remained SecondsOut’s sixth rated bantamweight.
Also on the card, WBC 115-pound king, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai won a decision over Roque Lauro in a six-round bantamweight non-title bout. Rungvisai moved his record to 21-3-1 (19). Lauro fell to 9-16-4 (2).
Rungvisai remained SecondsOut’s third ranked super flyweight.
On Saturday, September 7, at Casino, Apadoca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Hugo Ruiz captured a majority decision over Julio Cesar Miranda in a twelve round bantamweight bout. The three judges scored the contest 114-114 and 115-113 twice. Ruiz lifted his record to 33-2 (29). Miranda fell to 37-9-2 (29).
Ruiz solidified his standing as SecondsOut’s fourth best bantamweight.
At Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Toshiyuke Igarashi moved up in weight to stop Omar Soto in nine rounds of a super flyweight bout. The stoppage came at the 2:32 point. Igarashi won for the first time since losing a portion of the flyweight title in April. His record now stands at 18-2-1 (11). Soto crashed to 23-11-2 (15).
Igarashi has been removed from the SecondsOut flyweight rankings for the time being if he plans to pursue further glory at 115-pounds. Juan Carlos Reveco moved from tenth to ninth and Rocky Fuentes stepped back in at ten to fill the void at 112.
At Palenque de la Feria Mesoamericana, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, Moises Fuentes blitzed Luis De La Rosa in one round to claim the interim WBO light flyweight title. The end came at the 2:40. Fuentes raised his record to 18-1-1 (9). De La Rosa fell to 22-3-1 (12).
Fuentes climbed from seventh to fifth at 108-pounds. Donnie Nietes dropped from fifth to seventh.
At Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, Ricky Burn received a highly unpopular draw against Raymundo Beltran in a twelve round WBO lightweight title bout. Burns was dropped once in the bout an suffered a broken jaw in the second round. The judges scored the contest 114-114, 115-112 for Burns, and 113-115 for Beltran. Burns retained the title for the fourth time in running his record to 36-2-1 (11). Beltran dipped to 28-6-1 (17).
Burns fell from first to third among SecondsOut’s top lightweights. Richar Abril reclaimed the number one spot. Beltran jumped from fifth to second. Both Miguel Vazquez and Yuriorkis Gamboa each dropped one ranking.
At Fantasy Springs, Indio, California, USA, Chris Arreola stunned Seth Mitchell early on to score a one round KO in a heavyweight bout. Mitchell hit the canvas twice before being stopped at the 2:26 mark. Arreola got back in the win column to raise his professional dossier to 36-3 (31). Mitchell was sent crashing to 26-2-1 (19).
Arreola re-established himself as a SecondsOut top contender by moving from tenth to ninth. Bryant Jennings was pushed down from ninth to tenth.
Also On the Move, recently demoted cruiserweight Yoan Pablo Hernandez and Troy Ross were removed from the SecondsOut cruiserweight rankings for one year of inactivity. Replacing them in the top ten are Thabiso Mchunu at eight and Ilunga Makabu at ninth. Francisco Palacios, ranked tenth, is due to be removed later this month for one year of inactivity as well.