Earlier this month we reported that efforts were being made to stage the highly anticipated rematch between Yoshihiro Kamegai (26-3-2, 23) [亀海喜寛] and Jesus Soto Karass (28-10-4, 18) on September 17th as part of the card headlined by Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's bout with Liam Smith. Now we can report that the rematch will not be held on the 17th of September but will instead arrive a week earlier on September 10th.
The bout has been made as the chief support bout for the recently announced WBC Super Flyweight title bout between pound-for-pound #1 Roman Gonzalez (45-0, 38) and current Super Flyweight world champion Carlos Cuadras (35-0-1, 27), and will thankfully be aired on HBO, where the contest will get a lot more attention than their first hellacious war back in Arpil, which was stream on Golden Boy TV.
Kamegai, like the two main event fighters, is managed by Teiken Promotions and their is speculation that we may see one other notable Teiken fighter on the under-card. Given Kamegai's place on the TV broadcast it seems the rumour of having the Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23) [三浦 隆司] versus Miguel Roman (56-11, 43) isn't going to happen, however the show would be a great opportunity for a prospect like Shuya Masaki (5-0, 2) [正木 脩也] to make his US debut, with Masaki almost certainly going to have to travel to make a name for himself in the future.
Incidentally this further makes it clear that September 10th is a day to mark on your calendar and Kamegai Vs Soto Karass II is added to a day that already featured the aforementioned Gonzalez Vs Cuadras bout, along with Gennady Golovkin Vs Kell Brook and Johnriel Casimero Vs Charlie Edwards.
For those who haven't yet seen the first bout between Kamegai and Soto Karass, we have included it below and would recommend it to any fight fan as it is a FOTY contender and is one that many fans failed to watch when it happened live.
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