By Joe Koizumi
Ex-WBA 108-pound champ Koki Kameda (21-0, 14 KOs), 113.25, decked an easy tune-up bout prior to his WBC shot against compatriot Daisuke Naito in November, as he floored miserably overmatched Mexican Humberto Pool (15-9-3, 9 KOs), 113.25, three times to score a KO win at 2:29 of the fifth round on Saturday afternoon in Tokyo, Japan. Pool suffered his sixth defeat in last seven bouts, following a third-round KO loss to Brahim Asloum in his comeback go in France this April. It is a pity that many mediocre Mexicans recently came here only to be Japanese prospects’ victims in overmatched games. Probably Kameda used Pool as his safe stepping stone before his already slated title crack at Naito. Promoter: Kameda Promotions.