2010-08-14 Anselmo Moreno w pts 12 Nehomar Cermeno, Roberto Duran Arena, Panama City, Panama - WBA
After Moreno was upgraded by the WBA to ‘super’ champion status on 19 November, Koki Kameda outscored Alexander Munoz over 12 rounds at the Super Arena, Saitama, Japan on 26 December to win the body’s vacant ‘second tier’ title.
A short while later, on 22 January 2011, Hugo Ruiz beat Alvaro Perez on a ninth-round technical decision at the Neza 86 Football Stadium, Ciudad Nezahualcoytl, Mexico to win the vacant WBA ‘interim’ title.
With Moreno still recognised by the WBA as being their ‘super’ champion, Kameda made a successful defence of the ‘second tier’ crown when forcing Daniel Diaz to retire at the end of the 11th round at the Prefectural Gym, Osaka, Japan on 7 May 2011. This was followed by Ruiz making a successful defence of his WBA ‘interim’ title when outpointing Francisco Arce over 12 rounds at the Centennial Sports Centre, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico on 14 May 2011.