Earlier today we were informed that all-action Japanese fighter Yoshihiro Kamegai (26-3-1, 23) [亀海 喜寛] is in talks to return to the US for his 7th bout in the country, with a speculative date of April 14th.
The story is that is that Kamegai's next bout will see him face another action fighter, Jesus Soto Karass (28-10-3-1, 18), in Los Angeles in what would be a sure-fire FOTY candidate.
The exciting and popular Teiken warrior is currently 3-3-1 in the US and was last seen in the country a year ago, losing to Alfonso Gomez. Although he was very disappointing that night he has since a year ago, losing to Alfonso Gomez, bounced back with a win, stopping Nelson Gulpe in October in a Light Middleweight bout. It's likely that if the bout with Soso Karass is made then we would again see Kamegai at 154lbs.
As for Soto Karass the bout would be his first, as a traditional boxer, in over a year following a wide loss to Devon Alexander. The Mexican would in fact be coming in to this on the back of successive losses, with the other being a stoppage to Keith Thurman back in December 2013. Notably however he did win he previous two bouts, stopping Andre Berto and out pointing Selcuk Aydin, though that Aydin bout was more than 3 years ago now.
(Image courtesy of Kamegai's blog)
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