The 24-year-old, Koki Kameda (25-1, 16 KOs) will make the second defense of his WBA bantamweight title this Wednesday at Nihon Budokan in his home town of Tokyo, Japan against Tijuana’s David De la Mora (23-0, 16 KOs).
Kameda, one of the famous Japanese Kameda Brothers, was a former WBC flyweight titlist until dropping the belt via majority decision to Thailand’s Pongsaklek Wonjongkam in March of 2010. Kameda then moved up to bantamweight, where he beat Alexander Munoz for the vacant WBA “regular” bantamweight title. For the record, Panama’s Anselmo Moreno is the long-reigning and recognized WBA bantamweight champion, bumped up to “Super Champion” by the organization to make room for another belt holder.
De la Mora is an untested and unknown 23-year-old who has fought all but two of his bouts on the Mexican club circuit.
The co-feature has Mexico’s Hugo Cazares (35-6-2, 25 KOs) making the fifth defense of his WBA super flyweight title against Tokyo’s Tomonobu Shimizu (18-3-1, 9 KOs).
Cazares has fought three of his last six bouts in Japan, dating back to his draw and subsequent victory over then-champ, Nobuo Nashiro in September of 2009 and May of 2010. The heavy-handed Cazares has won three of his last four contests by KO/TKO.
Shimizu is a former Japanese flyweight champion whose only two fights of note were failed attempts at the WBC flyweight title– A RTD 7 loss to Pongsaklek Wonjongkam in 2007 and a KO 10 loss to countryman, Daisuke Naito in 2008.
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