WBC suspends father of Japanese boxer

The World Boxing Council has handed the father of Japanese

flyweight Koki Kameda a 90-day suspension for an outburst following

his son’s defeat to Thailand’s Pongsaklek Wonjongkam last

month.

The suspension, handed down in Mexico City, forbids Shiro Kameda

from entering boxing venues for 90 days, applied from March 28,

Kyodo news agency reported Wednesday.

Shiro Kameda, 44, launched a verbal tirade against fight

officials after his son lost to Pongsaklek in Tokyo on March

27.

The Japan Boxing Commission on Monday voided Kameda’s corner

license, effectively banning him from events in Japan. In 2007,

Kameda had his corner license suspended indefinitely for

encouraging his other son, Daiki, to fight dirty in a flyweight

bout.