Earlier today we learned that the WBO Bantamweight title contest between the unbeaten champion Tomoki Kameda (29-0, 18) and mandatory challenger Pungluang Sor Singyu (46-2, 31) had been moved again.
The bout has been one of the longest running saga's in boxing with multiple changes in venue and date and in fact 2 cancelled purse bids. Thankfully however all seems to be sorted and we believe we have, finally, got the complete details of the bout.
From what we understand the bout will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, we admit that's an odd venue for a bout between a Japanese fighter and a Thai but it's neutral and it gives both men a huge chance to expose themselves to a whole new international audience.
As well as the venue we believe the date has been all but confirmed as July 12th.
If you've put 2 and 2 together you'll probably have worked out that that means the contest has been added to the undercard of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's bout with Erislandy Lara which will be one of the biggest cards in the US this year thanks to the insane popularity that Canelo gets.
Whilst it may seem like an odd bout to have on the undercard of the Canelo/Lara bout it needs to be noted that Canelo Promotions is the promoter behind the Kameda/Pungluang bout, and so it makes perfect sense to have the bout on the show especially considering that it's an exciting looking match up that will be cheap to cover the cots for.
We're really hoping that this will be the final news on this bout until we get to hear which officials have been assigned for the contest.
(Poster courtesy of Onesongchaigym)
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