The controversial Kameda recently began a US training camp, joining younger brothers Tomoki and Daiki who were already stateside, and looked in brilliant condition as he began his training ahead of a shot to become the first ever 4-weight world champion from Japan.
Interestingly in a blog entry by Kono he's said he's not far off the fighting weight either, just a few kilograms above the divisional limit.
Whilst the Kono Vs Kameda bout hasn't yet got a date our sources are suggesting it's likely to be in May or June and take place in the US. It's known Kameda is banned from Japan and although Watanabe gym, who promote Kono, have suggested a neutral Asian venue such as the Philippines or Thailand, it is looking like the bout will go to the US and will be fought under the PBC banner. That is because Kameda is advised by PBC founder Al Haymon, who is looking after the interests of all 3 Kameda brothers.
Koki Kameda heads to the US for training camp ahead of Kohei Kono clash
Watanabe hope to host Kohei Kono Vs Koki Kameda in Asia
Japanese sources suggest that Kohei Kono Vs Koki Kameda is expected in June and in the US
(Image courtesy of Koki Kameda's blog)