Jamie McDonnell Joins Chorus of Brits Shocked by Crazy US Scoring of Kameda Rematch

WBA (reg) bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell, has joined the chorus of passionate British fans outraged at some of the 'unofficial' US scoring of his entertaining rematch bout with Tomoki Kameda last Sunday, that saw experts such as Paulie Malignaggi and ESPN's Dan Rafael, as well as many others in North America, seemingly favouring the out-hustled and out-worked Kameda.

WBA (reg) bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell, has joined the chorus of passionate British fans outraged at some of the ‘unofficial’ US scoring of his entertaining rematch bout with Tomoki Kameda last Sunday, that saw experts such as Paulie Malignaggi and ESPN’s Dan Rafael, as well as many others in North America, seemingly favouring the out-hustled and out-worked Kameda.

The official scorecards of 116-111, 115-112 and 117-110, just about told the whole story between them, as in the eyes of this writer, after giving the left-hook happy Kameda rounds 1 and 2 – which he clearly won – it was difficult to give him too much else for the rest of the fight, although while scoring is indeed subjective, and many rounds were close, it’s a stretch how anyone could possibly have had Kameda ‘comfortably’ ahead, as Paulie Malignaggi suggested he did, on twitter.

Read moreJamie McDonnell Joins Chorus of Brits Shocked by Crazy US Scoring of Kameda Rematch

Dirrell schools Rubio; McDonnell decisions Kameda

(Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) 30-year-old former WBC 168lb champion Anthony Dirrell (28-1-1, 22 KOs) defeated Marco Antonio Rubio (59-8-1, 51 KOs) by a 10 round decision in a mismatch on Premier Boxing Champions on CBS from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Rubio was little more than a punching bag in the fight for the much bigger, stronger and quicker Dirrell.

(Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) 30-year-old former WBC 168lb champion Anthony Dirrell (28-1-1, 22 KOs) defeated Marco Antonio Rubio (59-8-1, 51 KOs) by a 10 round decision in a mismatch on Premier Boxing Champions on CBS from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Rubio was little more than a punching bag in the fight for the much bigger, stronger and quicker Dirrell.

The three judges all scored the fight the same in giving Dirrell every round by the scores of 100-90, 100-90 and 100-90. Dirrell had Rubio slightly hurt on a number of occasions, but he wasn’t able to finish him off due to him throwing only shot at a time. Dirrell’s pot shot style of fighting wasn’t conducive to getting a knockout against a guy with a good chin like Rubio.

Read moreDirrell schools Rubio; McDonnell decisions Kameda

Jamie Mcdonnell vs. Tomoki Kameda: The Texas Two Step

This Sunday afternoon the PBC on CBS will bring boxing fans a rematch between Jamie Mcdonnell and Tomoki Kameda. Their first meeting back in May on CBS was a two-way affair and the second time around has only increased the stakes at hand. Can Mcdonnell have the same continued success he found after coming off the mat? Will Kameda use a smarter game plan rather than head hunting as he found himself doing after scoring the early knockdown?

This Sunday afternoon the PBC on CBS will bring boxing fans a rematch between Jamie Mcdonnell and Tomoki Kameda. Their first meeting back in May on CBS was a two-way affair and the second time around has only increased the stakes at hand. Can Mcdonnell have the same continued success he found after coming off the mat? Will Kameda use a smarter game plan rather than head hunting as he found himself doing after scoring the early knockdown?

Jamie Mcdonnell seems a bit distracted heading into the rematch with Tomoki Kameda. Mcdonnell has spoke of future opponents like Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton but can’t afford to look ahead. After all it was a debatable victory Kameda with all three scorecards reading 114-113. That’s not to say that Jamie didn’t fight well enough to deserve the win. But it was a close fight that could have gone to either man or ended in a draw.

Read moreJamie Mcdonnell vs. Tomoki Kameda: The Texas Two Step

PBC on CBS – Jamie McDonnell: I Will Make a Statement Against Tomoki Kameda on Sunday

Arguably Britain's most under-appreciated world champion, Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12ko), fights out in Texas for the second time on Sunday, to again defend his WBA (reg) bantamweight title in a rematch with dangerous Japanese former WBO champion Tomoki Kameda (31-1, 19ko), whom he got off the floor to beat in a cracking little scrap back in May, winning a close UD by scores of 114-113 (x3).

Arguably Britain’s most under-appreciated world champion, Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12ko), fights out in Texas for the second time on Sunday, to again defend his WBA (reg) bantamweight title in a rematch with dangerous Japanese former WBO champion Tomoki Kameda (31-1, 19ko), whom he got off the floor to beat in a cracking little scrap back in May, winning a close UD by scores of 114-113 (x3).

The Doncaster man, out in the Lone Star State with twin brother Gavin, will again be cornered by manager David Coldwell, due to regular trainer Dave Hulley’s fear of flying, but the Brit is confident the slow start that plagued him in the first fight will be a thing of the past, as he seeks to take it to Kameda early and make a proper statement.

Read morePBC on CBS – Jamie McDonnell: I Will Make a Statement Against Tomoki Kameda on Sunday

Omar Figueroa, Ricky Burns, Tomoki Kameda, Austin Trout Presser Quotes and Photos

Fight week for Premier Boxing Champions on CBS continued Thursday as televised fighters Omar "Panterita" Figueroa, Ricky Burns, Tomoki "El Mexicanito" Kameda, Jamie McDonnell and Austin "No Doubt" Trout spoke to the media at the final press conference before their respective bouts taking place Saturday, May 9 at State Farm Arena. Here are what the participants had to say Thursday:

Fight week for Premier Boxing Champions on CBS continued Thursday as televised fighters Omar “Panterita” Figueroa, Ricky Burns, Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda, Jamie McDonnell and Austin “No Doubt” Trout spoke to the media at the final press conference before their respective bouts taking place Saturday, May 9 at State Farm Arena. Here are what the participants had to say Thursday:

OMAR FIGUEROA – “This is the biggest fight of my career thus far. I have my brother on the undercard and it’s here at home. This is it. I think it’s great for people from the Valley to get a huge card like this here. They haven’t seen this since Vasquez vs. Marquez, so I hope to bring that level of boxing back to the Valley.

Read moreOmar Figueroa, Ricky Burns, Tomoki Kameda, Austin Trout Presser Quotes and Photos