The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is Daiki Kameda. He gets the award for the following.
TOKYO - Japan's boxing commission on Monday suspended Daiki Kameda for one year after the 18-year-old breached regulations during his defeat to champion Daisuke Naito in a WBC flyweight title match.Kameda's actions were uncalled for. As to the boxer losing the trust of fans, Japundit notes that a vox-pop on a Japanese morning television show had 100% of people saying yes when asked if they'd watch future Kamedia fights.
Kameda repeatedly grabbed Naito in Thursday's bout, lifting the champion up and throwing him to the canvas in a scene that resembled a wrestling match.
"He has lost the trust of fans," said JBC director Shinichi Saito.
Kameda's father and trainer Shiro, who was working the corner during the bout, was hit with an indefinite suspension from the ring, the JBC said.
Naito was in control throughout the match and successfully defended his title on a unanimous decision after Kameda had three points deducted for violations that included lifting the champion and throwing him down in the 12th round.
For turning a boxing match into a wrestling competition, Daiki Kameda is today's Knucklehead of the Day.
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