Today Kameda confirmed that bout, during an announcement on Abema TV and stated that not only would he win, but that this would be his last none title bout, making it clear he had his eyes on a world title, going as far as to say he would become a 2-weight world champion this year.
The bout will be the co-feature to a show headlined by Koki Kameda's (33-2, 18) [亀田 興毅] rematch with Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (91-5-2, 47) [พงษ์ศักดิ์เล็ก วันจงคำ] and will see the two Kameda's on the same show for the first time since since November 2014, when Tomoki defeated Alejandro Hernandez and Koki beat Omar Salado in the USA. Even more remarkably is the fact this will be the first time the two Kameda's have fought on the same show in Japan since December 2012, when Koki defended the WBA Bantamweight title against Hugo Ruiz and Tomoki defeated Rey Laspinas.
Notably Tomoki has spoken to WBA Super Bantamweight champion Daniel Roman (24-2-1, 9) about a potential bout, and that certainly seems like a very makable fight for the end of 2018, whilst Tomoki also has world rankings with the WBC, WBO and IBF, leaving the other 3 titles as viable alternatives if a bout with Roman can't be made.
We're still awaiting confirmation on the status of the bout between Koki Kameda and Pongsaklek, but the paper work for the bout was filed this past past week and the JBC have stated that they will review the documents.