When he was 15 years old, Tomoki Kameda traveled to Texas to see the type of fighter that he hoped to see in the mirror one day.
His nickname is “El Mexicanito” (“The Little Mexican”), but there’s nothing diminutive about Tomoki Kameda’s ambitions.
Have fist, will travel: Tomoki Kameda leaves his native Japan to build his career in the hard-knock Mexican ranks
He left the nest and his homeland in a single, 7,000-mile leap of faith in his fists. When Tomoki Kameda was but 15 years old, he departed his native Japan and relocated to Mexico, where he’d earn the second of his two nicknames.
Tomoki Kameda’s laughter needs no translation.