Their first fight was a toe to toe war which saw Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KOs) raising his hand and Tomoki "El Mexicanito" Kameda (31-1, 19 KOs) suffering the first loss of his professional career. All three of the scorecards showed that McDonnell as the 114-113 winner. Over 1,000 punches were thrown between both fighters tallying up 800 of them as power shots. This time though, Kameda is stating that he will be the one raising his hand at the end of the fight.
"I definitely think I won the first fight," said Kameda. "I landed the much harder punches and built up enough of an early lead, but the judges saw what they saw. It was a close fight and I know I can change the outcome this time."
"I have a completely different team now with Ismael Salas and Angel Heredia and 'Stich' Duran as cut man," said Kameda. "I feel much better going into this fight with better sparring and preparation and it will show in the fight. Salas has a great game plan and I can't wait to perform it.
"McDonnell is tall, so getting inside his jab took some extra work. He's a good veteran but I will show I'm the superior fighter once again."
The fight will be the opening televised bout for the Dirrell-Rubio card on September 6th at 4pm EST on PBC on NBC.