Back in 2013 the Kameda brothers were flying high. They were each world champions, the first time 3 brothers had ever been world champions together. They looked like a force that was going to help dominate Japanese boxing headlines for years to come and were likely to remain stars. Fast forward just 2 years however and it seems that their supposed boxing dynasty is over.
The latest story in the Kameda line is the sudden retirement of Daiki Kameda (29-5, 18) who issues his retirement statement earlier today stating that he was retiring due to a detached left retina.
The retina had become detached in Mexico last June and although he did receive surgery to repair it it was damaged again in his most recent bout, a shock loss to Victor Ruiz in the USA. Rather than further damage Daiki has decided to make the decision to retire from the sport.
The announcement of his retire comes just weeks after older brother, Koki Kameda, announced his retirement in the wake of his loss to Kohei Kono. As a result we're left with just a single brother remaining in action, Tomoki Kameda who has lost his last 2 bouts.
From what we understand Daiki is expected to spend time with his family before deciding what to do next with his time. It seems however that he has retired happily from the sport, and seemed to suggest that on reflection he was happy that he lost to Ruiz rather than continued with the risk of losing the sight in his eye.
Although this is the end of Daiki's career it's certainly fair to say that he's had a very eventful career in the sport. That's included world title reigns at Flyweight and Super Flyweight, an infamous battle with Daisuke Naito and a controversial bout with Liborio Solis, that was essentially the start of the Kameda down fall which has since been followed with all 3 brothers losing.
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