Back on May 9th Japanese Tomoki Kameda (31-1, 19) suffered his first professional defeat, losing a very thin decision to Englishman Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12) in a WBA Bantamweight title bout. Following that bout the Kameda clan claimed they would be invoking the "Immediate rematch clause" that was said to be in the contract. That was despite talk from England suggesting that McDonnell was set to move to Super Bantamweight for possible fights with Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg.
Today the Japanese media have reported that a rematch is now looking all but nailed on between the two men, and more tellingly the papers report that the rematch will be held on September 12 at the MGM Grand as part of the under-card to Floyd Mayweather's upcoming bout.
At the moment the reports seem to be speculative as opposed to concrete though it does sound like Al Haymon, Tomoki's advisor and a powerful ally of Floyd Mayweather's, is trying to get the fight sorted for the opening bout on the broadcast which would see Mayweather attempting to move to 49-0.
After complaints about recent Mayweather under-cards it's fair to say that the Tomoki Kameda Vs Jamie McDonnell rematch would be a big step up and would be an excellent match up, especially given the competitive and compelling nature of their first bout.
Again, we need to state that this is speculative reports from the Japanese newspapers though it is also a believable report and one that does make some sense given the cost of the bout and the fact that it will generate excitement as a good under-card bout.
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