Jamie McDonnell Vs Tomoki Kameda – Preview and Prediction


Jamie McDonnell Vs Tomoki Kameda

Preview and Prediction



Jamie McDonnell fights for the first time stateside this weekend, previously the furthest he had ventured previously was France, this is a big fight for McDonnell and the chance to show his talent on American soil.

McDonnell has came back from two early defeats in his career to perhaps exceed what was expected early on in his career and now holds the WBA regular title. This was suppose to be a unification bout but the WBO would not sanction the fight for Kamada’s WBO World title belt, therefore Kameda vacated.

McDonnell is a box and move fighter who can look methodical in his work at times, however his style is deceptively effective and if he has the distance in which to work he can box your head off.

However he is going in with a guy this weekend you get the feeling he is going to need to show a little bit more and mix it up a bit, however regardless McDonnell is very much a live underdog and a win this weekend wouldn’t be a shock.



Kameda at 23 years of age is an excellent talent and one to keep an eye on for the future, he has an exciting style and plenty of natural ability. Quick hands, a solid jab and plenty of technical skill give Kameda an argument for being the best Bantamweight around at the moment.

When Kameda lets his hands go it really is a good watch, he flows nicely from body to head and while he isn’t a devastating puncher he has plenty of pop.

However Kameda has been run close to defeat on a couple of occasions. he only managed a split decision win against Mexican Alejandro Hernandez in his last bout, however in his defence he deserved a unanimous. In 2010 he was also run close in a split decision win against Stephane Jamoye but has come on in leaps and bounds since them.

Kameda is favourite this weekend and rightly so, he looks an excellent talent.




Jamie McDonnell is a classy boxer who is difficult to pin down, if he was to out-box Kameda to a decision win this weekend it wouldn’t shock me, however I really do get the feeling we need to see something from Jamie we haven’t before for him to win this fight.

If McDonnell adopts solely box and move tactics against Kameda I think he will find himself hunted down and may struggle to win the rounds he will need as Kameda outworks him and impresses the judges by taking the role of the aggressor.

I think this is Kameda’s fight to lose and I can see him winning this on points, but 11/10 for a Kameda points win does not really get my blood pumping, he is 5/2 to get the stoppage, I think its a tough ask against Jamie McDonnell but I can see him hurting McDonnell in this one.

5/2 is worth a small stake for interest.


£10 on Kameda by KO/TKO 5/2 Paddy Power