Over the last week or so we had seen questions arise regarding the WBO's stance on the "unification bout" between their Bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda (31-0, 19) and WBA "regular" champion Jamie McDonnell (25-2-1, 12). Yesterday however the WBO head honcho put those questions to rest in a public tweet.
In that tweet Paco Valcarcel made it very clear that Kameda was welcome to challenge for the WBA "regular" title, or their interim or super title, but that he would be forced to relinquish the WBO title.
Whilst it wasn't clear what would happen to the WBO belt it would seem likely that a vacant title fight would feature #1 ranked fighter Ryo Akaho (26-1-2, 18), who recently signed with Filipino promotional outfit ALA Promotions.
.@TomokiKameda can challenge for any of the various forms of WBA titles in a 12rd fight, but he must relinquish his WBO World Championship.