The past few days has seen news breaking that WBA "super" champion at Bantamweight, Anselmo Moreno, has given the green light to WBA "regular" Bantamweight champion Koki Kameda to have an "interim fight" before the two clash either later this year or very early next year.
Moreno's advisor Sampson Lewkowicz has said the Panamanian has no objections to an interim fight if the two men will fight in their mandatory bout in the coming months. Interestingly however for this to happen it would mean Koki would fight twice in a matter of around 4 months (and 3 times in the space of 6 months, if we include the bout in July with John Mark Apolinario).
Whilst we truly believe the Panamanian has agreed to this in good faith, having passed on an opportunity to fight rising Mexican Leo Santa Cruz on November 2nd we're not truly confident that Koki has made this agreement in equal faith.
The fans calling for Koki to fight a genuine top Bantamweight has been an ongoing thing for a while, yet he has shown no inclination of fighting compatriot Shinsuke Yamanaka. We wouldn't imagine he'd be happy to face Moreno.
The cynics in us think that his "interim bout" won't even be at 118lbs. Koki has said, on record, that he could make 115lbs and wants to be a 5 weight world champion. It wouldn't be a big surprise if he has seen a weak link at Super Flyweight for him to attack to claim a fourth divisional world title. Maybe we're being harsh but could we be more likely to see Koki Kameda v Liborio Solis in 2014 than Koki Kameda v Anselmo Moreno?
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