Some stories seem to run and run and run. One of those is the story of the impeding WBA title defence of Kohei Kono (30-8, 13) and his mandatory challenger Koki Kameda (32-1, 17).
From what we understand the latest chapter in the story is that the fight will go to purse bids soon. No date has been set though we're expecting it to in the coming weeks. From what we've heard from the Watanabe Gym president he has seemingly resigned himself to the bout taking place and has seemingly accepted that it will be fought outside of Japan.
The quotes in some Japanese papers seem to indicate that Watanabe assumes that Kameda will win the purse bids and stage the fight outside the auspices of the JBC. For Kono that's not a problem and he's said he's happy to fight anywhere, though we tend to feel he just wants to fight right now and anywhere will do. Whether that's Mexico, USA, Macau, Philippines or Korea every one just needs this to happen.
Hopefully this fight will, finally, be sorted one way or another as it appears that this drama has dragged on too long for fans and the fighters. And it's fair to say that we like fighters fighting in the ring rather than waiting for politics to decide the next cause of action.
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