At that press conference Kameda announced that his return would see him face Thai legend Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (90-5-2, 47) [พงษ์ศักดิ์เล็ก วันจงคำ] in a rematch of Kameda's first professional loss.
The 40 year old Thai, a 2-time WBC Flyweight, hasn't fought since a 2013 win over Falazona Fidal to reach 90 wins. His long career saw him establish himself as one of the most notable Thai boxers,and he notched up numerous key wins, including victories over Malcolm Tunacao, Luis Aberto Lazarte, Daisuke Naito, Gilberto Keb Baas, Tomonobu Shimizu, Julio Cesar Miranda, Suriyan Sor Rungvisai, Takuya Kogawa, Edgar Sosa and of course Kameda. Sadly though he would go on too long, and suffer late career stoppage defeats to Sonny Boy Jaro and Rey Megrino.
Kameda on the other hand claimed world titles at Light Flyweight, Flyweight and Bantamweight. His career was a controversial one at times, but he was one of the most notable Japanese fighters of his era and scored notable wins over Juan Jose Landaeta, Daisuke Naito and Hugo Ruiz. His last fight came in 2015, when he was out pointed by Kohei Kono in a Super Flyweight title bout.
From what we understand this rematch will take place on May 5th at Bantamweight, and will take place at the Korakuen Hall. It's likely to be the final bout for men.
(Image courtesy of daily.co.jp)