Former 3 weight world title holder Koki Kameda (32-1, 17) may currently be unable to fight in Japan but at the start of November he will return to the ring in what will be his US debut ending almost a year of inactivity, following his narrow win over Jung Oh Son late last year.
Original reports were that Koki would be battling against Panama's Roberto Vazquez, himself a former WBA Light Flyweight champion, instead however Kameda will be fighting against Mexican veteran Omar Salado (24-8-2-1, 15) instead. Salado is a former world title challenger himself and has faced numerous notable names, including Roman Gonzalez Giovani Segura, Moises Fuentes and Edgar Sosa, unfortunately however he has been beaten almost every time he has stepped up in class, and in fact has suffered 7 stoppage losses.
Although on paper this is an interesting bout given that Salado has fought at a high level and that Kameda has been inactive it's hard to see anything but a stoppage win for Kameda who may not have been a puncher at Bantamweight but should still hit hard enough to stop Salado, a man who has fought much of his career at Flyweight and been as low as Light Flyweight.
Koki won't be the only Japanese fighter on the Chicago card on November 1st as his youngest brother, Tomoki Kameda (30-0, 19) will be making the 4th defense of his WBO Bantamweight title as he battles against Alejandro Hernandez (28-10-2, 15) in a WBO mandatory title fight. For Tomoki this will be his second successive bout in the US, following his eye catching win over Pungluang Sor Singyu earlier this year and could be his toughest to date.
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