The popular Japanese fighter, who hasn't fought in Japan since December 2013, had made it clear he wanted to return home to fight last year. That was signalled by the fighter aligning himself with Kyoei and applying for a Japanese licence. That license was later granted, as was a trainers licence for Koki Kameda, who stated that he would be his brother's lead trainer.
Today's press conference announced that Kameda would return on March 10th at the Korakuen Hall, with the fighter set to face Thai foe Mike Tawatchai (42-9-1, 25) [ไมค์เกษตรพัฒนา].
Tawatchai has fought in Japan twice in recent years, losing to both Shingo Wake andYukinori Oguni, but is still a notable veteran with an IBF world ranking, a ranking that Kameda will potentially be eying up as he attempts to make a mark at Super Bantamweight.
The bout has been added to the card headlined bya Japanese Bantamweight title fight between Ryo Akaho (29-2-2, 19) [赤穂 亮] and Yushi Tanaka (19-1-3, 13) [田中 裕士] and is a second notable supporting, alongside the recently announced contest between Hisashi Amagasa (31-6-2, 20) [天笠 尚] take on veteran professional Kinshiro Usui (27-4, 11) [臼井 欽士郎].
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