From what we understand the promotional situation regarding Koki Kameda (32-1, 17) is likely to be sorted in the coming days as the former 3-weight world champion tries to make up for lost time and set up a WBA Super Flyweight world title fight with Kohei Kono (30-8, 13).
Koki, along with brothers Daiki and Tomoki, was stripped of his Japanese license earlier this year following a controversy that threatened to destroy the careers of the three brothers. The controversy, which followed Daiki's loss to Liborio Solis last year, saw not only the brother's stripped of their license but effectively forced the closure of the Kameda Gym with the former president and chairman also having their licenses revoked.
Earlier this month the Kameda's had tried to get their gym re-opened with Shigeyuki Otake as the new head of the gym. The JBC refused to allow this on the basis that the gym would likely remain the same as it was. They suggested that if Otake wanted to run a gym he would likely be given permission but he wouldn't be given permission to run the Kameda gym which it appears the JBC were determined to shut sooner rather than later.
Over the weekend it seems developments were made to get Koki back in the ring and from what we understand Koki is set to transfer to the little known Cheyenne Yamamoto Boxing Gym with the hope of returning to the ring in August for a bout with Kono. Although the deal isn't yet confirmed it's expected that we'll see Koki transfer gyms in the next week and soon afterwards we will see the Kameda Vs Kono bout announced with a date in laye August being strongly rumoured.
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