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Some times things in boxing don't quite make sense. One such thing is the Bantamweight contest between WBO champion Tomoki Kameda (31-0, 19) and WBA "regular" champion Jamie McDonnell (25-2-1, 12).
The bout has been spoken about since last year. All signs were that it would take place in 2015 as a unification bout and be one of the most interesting Bantamweight fights in recent years.
Yesterday we saw two different announcements regarding the bout which has left us lost as to what we are set to see.
According WBO president Paco Valcárcel the bout will not be a unification bout, with the organisation not recognising McDonnell as the WBA champion, nor recognising him as a ranked contender. The the Puerto Rican outfit instead stated that they wil only recognise the WBA's "Super" champion, not a secondary title holder.
We'll be honest, we would love to see the bout. It looks likely to be a significant one and create a real buzz about the division. However we do hate the WBA's multi-tiered title system and would love more done by those in boxing to get rid of it, as the WBA seem to view it as little more than a cash generation system. If the bout goes ahead as non-unification bout, or if the WBO strip Kameda for taking part in the bout, we wouldn't be shocked though we would like to see more done to prevent the proliferation of the WBA's various titles.
Tomoki Kameda Vs Jamie McDonnell hits a snag with the WBO
Tomoki Kameda Vs Jamie McDonnell has a date set; announcement to come later today