Sources in Japan have informed us that popular Welterweight brawler Yoshihiro Kamegai (25-3-1, 22) has vacated the OPBF Welterweight title.
The heavy handed fighter won the belt in December 2013, when he stopped Tim Hunt, and defended it once, against Jung-Hoon Yang in April 2014. Since then however he has been focusing on making a name for himself in the US, where he has fought his last 3 bouts.
The immediate future for Kamegai isn't clear, though it's fair to say there is very little left for him in the OPBF region, other than a bout with fellow hard hitting Japanese fighter Keita Obara (14-1, 13), who has spoken about moving up in weight numerous times in recent years. It would seem plausible for Obara to to target that OPBF belt if he can't get a notable international opponent in the ring with him.
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