Whilst boxing in the west typically goes quiet in the second half of December, cooling down after Christmas, the same cannot be said of boxing in Japan with several big shows expected between Christmas and January 1st.
It now seems that one fighter who may be in action during the end of year rush could former WBO Bantamweight world champion Tomoki Kameda (32-2, 20) [亀田和毅], with some murmurs in Japanese circles suggesting that Kameda could return on December 31st and fight in Japan for the first time in over 3 years.
Whilst he isn't yet licensed to fight in the Land of the Rising Sun the talk is that Kyoei will do their best to fast track Kameda and get him prepared for a low level bout on Japanese soil.
The talented former world champion ended a 13 month break from the ring earlier this month, with a blow out against limited Mexican Edgar Alfredo Martinez (18-14-1, 10), and would likely be raring to go for a bout in December if Kyoei can open the door for a speedy return.
Whilst nothing is set in stone it could be worth following this one closely.