Late last night in the US saw the weigh in for today's WBA Bantamweight title fight between Japan's once beaten Tomoki Kameda (31-1, 19) and his conqueror Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12). Thankfully both men made weight for the bout which will take place in a few short hours.
On the scales both men where the same weight at 117.8lbs. This was pretty the same weight as they were back in May when they fought for the first time. In that bout Kameda dropped McDonnell early on before losing a close, and very competitive decision to the Englishman.
From what we understand this likely to be McDonnell's final bout at the weight, win or lose, as he looks to jump to Super Bantamweight for a potential fight with countryman Scott Quigg. If McDonnell wins and vacates the belt then the division will be blown open for guys like Ryo Matsumoto and Shohei Omori. If Kameda wins however it's unlikely he'll be leaving he division, especially given the fact he looked relatively small at the weigh in.
Unlikely it seems that no matter who wins we won't be seeing a super fight with WBC champion Shinsuke Yamanaka.
Also on ths card is one of Tomoki's brother's, Daiki Kameda (29-4, 18), who will be facing Victor Ruiz (19-5, 14). On the scales Daiki was 120lbs whilst Ruiz was 116lbs. Notably this will be Daiki's first bout since December 2013.
Tomoki looks to avenge loss to McDonnell as the two men meet again
(Image courtesy of Boxingscene)
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