Despite it being a frustrating year for the former Light Flyweight, Flyweight and Bantamweight champion he has continued to look forward to eventually meeting Kono and it now seems like a deal is close to being finalised for the two men to get it one.
Speaking at a recent event in Tokyo Kameda stated that he's expecting his bout with Kono to take place in either late September or early October, with the bout to take place in Las Vegas, New York or Los Angeles.
Not only did Koki release the information regarding his own bout but also that of younger brother Tomoki Kameda (31-1, 19) and his rematch with Englishman Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12). In regards to that bout Koki stated it was all but sorted for an early September date, leading to speculation that September 5th is a possibility or September 12th, though the 12th does look unlikely given the others rumours about that particular date.
Whilst Koki didn't state specifics in regards to dates it does seem, at least, that Kono's injury is sorted and that we are heading towards the first ever All Japanese world title fight to take place in the US.
(Image courtesy of Koki Kameda's blog)