Yoshihiro "El Maestrito" Kamegai vs Jesus "Renuente" Soto Karass epic 2016 drawn light middleweight "Fight Of The Year" candidate DUAL SIGNED (silver sharpie) action shot 8" x 10" photo.
The bout which ended in a split decision draw (97-93, Kamegai, 96-94 Soto Karass and 95-95), Kamegai and Soto Karass delivered an all out brawl which had fans packed into the Belasco Theater with a special viewing room opened to accommodate the demand. Given the history of both men, there were high expectations placed on the shoulders of Tokyo's Kamegai and Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico's Soto Karass to put on a fight to remember and while such bouts usually fall short of those expectations, that wasn't the case in April 2016. Both warriors went head to head in ten thrilling rounds that had fans in an uproar. When the fight had ended and the judges' scores were read, no one complained it was a draw because in a bout like that no fighter deserved to lose.
Yoshihiro Kamegai born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, Yoshihiro Kamegai began his professional career nearly 10 years ago and quickly became known as a fast and sly slugger, scoring knockout after knockout. He made his U.S. boxing debut in 2011, securing a victory over Hector Munoz at the MGM Grand.
Mostly fighting in his native Japan, Kamegai burst onto the boxing scene in the United States with a 2014 "Fight of the Year" candidate against former world champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero, an epic 12-round battle that was awarded to the California native. Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, Kamegai may have only competed a handful of times in the United States, but with his exciting style and fighting spirit, the 33-year-old has built a sizeable fan base. The former OPBF welterweight champion, Kamegai has been to battle with the likes of Johan Perez and Alfonso Gomez.
Jesús Soto Karass (born October 15, 1982 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa) is a Mexican in the Welterweight division. He is the former WBC Continental Americas and the NABF Welterweight Champion. Jesús is the younger brother of boxer José Luis Soto Karass.
Jesús has a brother who is also a boxer, José Luis Soto Karass.
Soto Karass holds wins over Michel Rosales, Saúl Román, Carson Jones, Vince Phillips, David Estrada, and Andre Berto. His fight with Gabriel Martínez was ruled a No Contest after an unintentional headbutt.
Soto Karass vs Jones I&II
Jesús lost to Mike Jones on the undercard of Margarito vs Pacquiao in Dallas on November 13, 2010. This fight was a huge controversy after the fight when the decision was ruled in favour of Mike Jones after a hard fought battle which saw Mike Jones become exhausted after the second round due to an attempt at finishing the fight. A rematch for this fight happened on February 19, 2011, with Karass losing a convincing fight holding his side.