Rey Vargas will take on mandatory and dangerous challenger Tomoki Kameda next!
Undefeated WBC Super Bantamweight champion Rey Vargas is set to make his fifth title defense against former WBO Bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda.
Vargas survived an early knock down in his last fight against challenger Franklin Manzanilla. The champion would get up off the canvas to earn an unanimous decision victory.
Kameda currently holds the interim WBC title and is remembered for his two controversial fights with then WBA regular bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell, which are the only two blemishes on his record.
Vargas won the title from Gavin McDonnell back in 2017. Of his last four opponents, three were highly ranked contenders.
Kameda is the brother of former world champions Koki and Daiki. He also moved to Mexico at the age 15 to improve on his craft learning from some of the best trainers.
The Mexican WBC champion will enjoy having a three and half inch reach advantage along with the edge in power. However, this will be his toughest fight against the Japanese former champion.
The challenger will have the opportunity to climb back atop the mountain in a new division. Having the experience of fighting on the big stage will provide plenty of action that won’t disappoint the fans.
This bout is being targeted by WBA and IBF champion Daniel Roman who hopes to make another unification sometime later this year.
This fight is on schedule for the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA on July 13.
By: Garrisson Bland