An hour earlier to Valcárcel's comments was an announcement, as seen in the tweet above, by Dave Coldwell, a significant figure in British boxing. Coldwell's tweet appears to announce the bout for May 9th at a show in Texas. The bout is expected to come on the under-card of a bout between Omar Figueroa and Ricky Burns though with the cloud of the WBO refusing to sanction the bout there is some real issues about where the fight stands.
We'll be honest, we would love to see the bout. It looks likely to be a significant one and create a real buzz about the division. However we do hate the WBA's multi-tiered title system and would love more done by those in boxing to get rid of it, as the WBA seem to view it as little more than a cash generation system. If the bout goes ahead as non-unification bout, or if the WBO strip Kameda for taking part in the bout, we wouldn't be shocked though we would like to see more done to prevent the proliferation of the WBA's various titles.
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