The Courier-Mail

Briton retains belt


JAMIE McDonnell retained his World Boxing Associatio­n bantamweig­ht belt yesterday with a unanimous decision over Japan’s Tomoki Kameda in a rematch of their title fight earlier this year.

The 29-year-old Brit knocked Kameda down in the final round as he won on all three judges’ scorecards – 117110 116-111 and 115-112 – at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

McDonnell scored the only knockdown of the fight when he hit Kameda with a straight right hand that landed behind the ear and sent the 24-yearold Japanese fighter to the canvas.

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