This past weekend fight fan sin Mexico saw the ring return of Tomoki Kameda (32-2, 20) [亀田和毅], as he scored an opening round KO over Mexican journeyman Edgar Alfredo Martinez (18-14-1, 10).
Today it's emerged that his Japanese promoter Kyoei have officially applied for Tomoki to receive a Japanese license, something he hasn't had since the Kameda gym were stripped of their gym license several years ago.
Although Kyoei's head honcho Mr Kanehira didn't say when they were expecting Kameda to get a license the feeling was that he was wanting it to be accepted as soon as possible, and that he could, potentially, be making a Japanese return before the end of 2016. Sadly though it would seem more likely that he'll have to wait until next year to fight on Japanese soil, in what would be his first Japanese bout since December 2013's win over Immanuel Naidjala.
Whilst Kameda hasn't fought on Japanese soil in recent years he is still a popular figure among Japanese fans and it's fair to say that his return to a Japanese ring is much wanted and fight fans would love to see him in with some of the top Japanese fighters at 122lbs, including the likes of Hozumi hasegawa, Yukinori Oguni and Shingo Wake.
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