Earlier today the JBC held a committee meeting that was expected to solve the transfer situation of former 3 weight world champion Koki Kameda (32-1, 17). Sadly however the meeting to resolve the issue regarding Koki's move to UNITED and instead the issue will be rolled over to the next committee hearing, effectively force Koki to continue to wait to find out about his future.
Although Koki is currently in the US, offering support to his brother Tomoki ahead of his WBO Bantamweight title defence against Pungluang Sor Singyu, he would still have wanted to know whether or not the JBC had passed the transfer or not. Instead it seems they are going to be looking into various parts of the request.
This delay in making a decision will almost certainly force Watanabe Gym, the team behind WBA Super Flyweight champion Kohei Kono (30-8, 13), to contact the WBA asking for an exemption to the mandatory fight between Kono and Kameda.
Whilst there is a possibility for Koki to base himself out of Japan in the interim, it seems likely that he will wait for the JBC to conclude their review of his transfer and then decide what to do. At the moment this is a delay as opposed to a set back, it's an inconvenience as opposed to an immediate problem and hopefully the JBC will convene to finish their review sooner rather than later.
News! We try and give you the most interesting news stories from the Asian boxing world!