According to reliable Japanese sources former WBO Bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda (31-2, 19) [亀田和毅] has signed with Japanese promotional outfit Kyoei, with a press conference set to take place tomorrow to officially announce the deal.
The deal sees Kameda returning to a Japanese promoter for the first time since the K3 gym had their license revoked back in 2013 and opens the door for the talented and popular fighter to return to Japan for the first time since his December 2013 win over Immanuel Naidjala.
The deal sees Tomoki signing with a gym that once guided both of his brothers, Koki and Daiki, and should see him in action in Japan in the near future, with Kyoei expected to market him strongly due to his notable name and the Kameda history, there however isn't a set date for his Japanese return, or his plan to move back to the world scene.
Tomoki has been inactive since losing back-to-back fights to Jamie McDonnell in 2015 though is pencilled in for a ring return on October 15th, against Cecilio Santos (31-30-6, 19), in Campeche, Mexico. It's then possible he'll return to a Japanese ring before the end of 2016 and begin the pursuit of being a 2-time world champion.
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