A recent blog post from Daiki Kameda (29-4, 18) has hinted that the former 2-weight world champion will make a return to the ring after having had serious thoughts about retirement following his controversial loss to Liborio Solis last December.
For those who are unaware, or those who have simply forgotten, Kameda was to fight Solis in an IBF-WBA Super Flyweight title unification bout however Solis failed to make weight. The WBA stripped Solis but allowed Kameda to unify if he won. Unfortunately Kameda lost the bout and wasn't stripped of the IBF titles, with the organisation actually keeping one of their own rules. The fact Kameda kept his title despite the loss out-raged both fans and the JBC who later stripped the Kameda gym of their gym license and in effect refused to sanction any bouts involving a Kameda fighter.
Since the Kameda gym had their license revoked we have seen both Tomoki Kameda and Koki fight in the US however Daiki sat on the way side contemplating his long term future. There had been murmurs regarding his future though nothing was clarified until his recent blog post which suggested that he would be making a return to the ring.
At the moment there is no date set, venue or weight set for his return though it certainly wouldn't be out of the question for him to return on the under-card of Tomoki's much mooted WBO-WBA Bantamweight unification bout against Englishman Jamie McDonnell which is said to be finalised for early 2015. If Daiki is featured on that card it would seem likely that his future will in the US and that he would be in an untelevised bout.
As well as suggesting his return to the ring could be sometime soon Daiki also mentioned his recent marriage. The gutsy yet controversial fighter got married on October 4th to his partner who he had been with for 6 years. We wish Daiki and his wife all the best and we genuinely can't wait to see him back in the ring. Although he lost to Solis he impressed us with his toughness and determination.
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