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Just a few days ago it seemed nailed on that we would get the much talked about Bantamweight unification bout between the unbeaten WBO Bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda (31-0, 19) and WBA "regular" champion Jamie McDonnell (25-2-1, 12). In fact British promoter Eddie Hearn went as far as stating that they had a date for the bout and that he was less than 24 hours away from announcing the date.
Sadly Mr Hearn failed to announce the bout and in fact things went amazingly quiet for a few days until today when WBO president Paco Valcárcel chirped in with his views on the bout.
Those views included the statement that the bout wouldn't be a unification bout and in fact the WBO title wouldn't be on the line if the two men would meet. Mr Valcárcel also stated that his organisation only recognises WBA "super" champion Juan Carlos Payano.
Whilst we would love to see the men get it on in a unification contest we do understand the WBO's view point here and wonder if we are going to see a change in the way we get unification contests in the future, or if the knock on is that the WBA will drop their ridiculous system of having multiple champions in almost every division.
At the moment there appears to be a large cloud looming over this contest and the next few days are going to be very interesting in regards to whether it takes place or not.
Tomoki Kameda Vs Jamie McDonnell has a date set; announcement to come later today
Tomoki Kameda Vs Jamie McDonnell eyed for April 11th or April 18th!