Earlier today saw former 3-weight champion Koki Kameda (33-2, 18) [亀田 興毅] make a surprise announcement and tell the press that he was intending to end his retirement and return to active boxing, more than 2 years after his last bout.
The divisive Osakan southpaw is just 31 years old and was never a man who looked like a shot fighter, or took that much punishment during his 35 fight career.
The comments to the media saw the the fighter state there were bouts he wanted to have and that he would try to return to the ring at least once. Though he never really opened up about what bouts they were, who against or even what weight they would be taking place at. He did however suggest that he'd be telling the media as soon as he knew more details.
Interestingly today saw a 4th member of the Kameda family make their professional boxing debut. That was Kyonosuke Kameda (0-1) [亀田京之介] who was unsuccessful on his debut, being stopped in 2 rounds Shinnosuke Kimoto (3-1, 1) [木元紳之輔]. On the same card Koki's protege Joe Blog (1-0) [金沢仁宏] made his debut defeating Japanese based Filipino John Yano (2-4) in a 4 rounder. Those two bouts took place on an Abema show and it's likely that if, or when, Koki returns he will likely have some long term relationship with the online television platform.
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