We've recently got conflicting reports about the IBF title reign of the controversial Daiki Kameda (29-4, 18), though both reports have effectively brought us to the same conclusion.
One reports suggests that the IBF is set to strip Kameda of the IBF Super Flyweight title, following the request made by the JBC recently. This has apparently been signalled in a letter to the JBC though wasn't enacted in the recent IBF world ranking updates that continued to list Daiki as the world champion.
The conflicting report we've read is that the IBF have been out manoeuvred by Daiki who has apparently stated that he wants to vacate the title due to issues with making the 115lb weight limit.
Interestingly it was the weight limit, or rather Liborio Solis's inability to make the limit last year, that has brought us to this situation. Originally Daiki was supposed to fight Solis, the then WBA champion, in a unification bout. Unfortunately Solis failed to make weight and Daiki lost though didn't lose the title.
Frustratingly both stories have broken at around the same time so we're unsure on which is "correct" though the crux is that in the next few days Daiki will no longer by the IBF champion at 115lbs. Finally ending one chapter of an on-going saga in Japanese boxing between the JBC and the Kameda brothers. Hopefully this will help the Kameda's get re-licensed in Japan sooner rather than later though their are still a lot of bridges that need mending before the JBC and some fans will truly accept.
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