July 4th 1982-Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Akio Kameda (17-0, 14) Vs Aaron Pryor (30-0, 28)
In 1982 Japan's Akio Kameda had his first title bout, as he travelled to the US to face Aaron Pryor in what was a up and down bout with both fighters being dropped.
Despite both Japan and Britain being regarded major boxing countries fights between involving men from both countries do seem to be oddly rare. The last time we saw fighters from the two countries collide in the UK was when Akio Kameda attempted to dethrone IBF Light Welterweight champion Terry Marsh way back in 1987. For Kameda it was his second world title fight, having previously come up short against the excellent Aaron Pryor, and it would also serve as his last bout. Incidentally it would also be Marsh's final bout before he retired.
We won't ruin this bout for those who haven't seen it though we advise fans stay with it despite a relatively forgettable opening round as the bout really picks up in round 2.
For those who are interested, the bout alluded to by the commentator with Howard Winstone was Winstone's fight with Mitsunori Seki in 1968.
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