Koki Kameda (31-1, 17 KO’s) vs. John Apolinario (17-3-3, 4 KO’s) –Tokyo, Japan
Kameda is making the seventh defense of his WBA world bantamweight title. The wildly popular Japanese fighter is a three time world champion, also having held the light flyweight and flyweight titles. His lone defeat came at the hands of Pongsaklek Wonjongkam in 2010, it cost him the flyweight belt, but making a quick rebound he won the bantamweight title two fights later. He doesn’t carry the power he did at the lighter weights, but he’s still a talented character and fun to watch. Apolinario has made a decent career for himself in the Philippines. He’s unbeaten since 2010 and had a short run as the WBO Oriental super flyweight champion. He’s coming in off back-to-back 12 round draws with Roberto Vasquez. Not a big puncher, he’ll more than likely be outclassed and drop a decision to Kameda.
**This fight took place Tuesday the 23rd, Kameda won via unanimous 12 round decision
Leon Spinks III (6-0-1, 3 KO’s) vs. Jesus Aguinaga (1-1) –California, U.S.A.
The grandson of the man who defeated Muhammad Ali continues his career with a four rounder on a small card in San Diego. Aguinaga is new to the pro ranks so not much is known about him, but chances are he’s a good bet to lose this one.
**This fight took place Thursday the 24th, Spinks won via four round majority decision.
Odlanier Solis (19-1, 12 KO’s) vs. Yakup Saglam (29-2, 26 KO’s) –Niedersachsen, Germany
Solis’ shot at the big time came and went, when a knee injury ended his world title shot against Vitali Klitschko in the first round back in 2011. After being out for over a year, he came back to score 12 decisions over Konstantin Airich and Leif Larsen, and win the IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title. Like every other heavyweight, he’s looking to work his way to another title shot and Saglam is his next stepping stone. Saglam lost to Manuel Charr earlier this year, claiming an injured shoulder that caused the bout to be stopped after the second round. Aside from Charr, he’s fought no one of note though he did hold two regional German titles early in his career. He’s coming off a third round stoppage of sub-.500 fighter Jonathan Pasi in March. He looks to be a good choice for Solis to build on.
Zou Shiming (1-0) vs. Jesus Ortega (3-1, 2 KO’s) -Macao S.A.R., China
Shiming made his pro debut on HBO in April, and big things are expected from him. At 32 years old, they’re looking to move the two time Olympic gold medalist along quickly. You can be sure that Ortega was well scouted, and will pose little trouble. HBO is broadcasting this card, headlined by Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Milan Melindo, on HBO2.
Visit our Store: