Kohei Kono entered this fight with a boxing record of 30-8-1 (13 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.10 super flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Naoya Inoue). He lost to Liborio Solis in 2013 (4-stars-fight, Kono vs Solis), but then he has collected two victories and one draw, against Norberto Jimenez in his last fight (=Kono vs Jimenez).
His opponent, the former world champion in three different weight classes Koki Kameda, has an official record of 33-1-0 (18 knockouts) and he entered as the No.19 in the same weight class. He suffered his only defeat in 2010 when he faced Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (via majority decision), since then he has won 11 consecutive bouts beating Omar Salado in his last one. Kono vs Kameda is valid for the WBA World super flyweight title; undercard of Andrzej Fonfara vs Nathan Cleverly. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Division: super flyweight (115 lbs, 52.2 kg)
Title: WBA World super flyweight title
Kono’s previous fight: Kohei Kono vs Norberto Jimenez
Kono’s next fight: Kohei Kono vs Inthanon Sithchamuang