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Bantamweight champ Tomoki Kameda to face Thai challenger in Las Vegas

Kyodo

WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda will make his second title defense against No. 1 contender Pungluang Sor Singyu of Thailand on July 12 in Las Vegas, the Kameda Gym announced on Saturday.

Tomoki, the youngest of the three Kameda boxing brothers, is trying to gain worldwide recognition for his family, which has recently come under fire from the Japan Boxing Commission.

The three Japanese brothers have not been able to fight on home soil since the JBC stripped away licenses from those operating the Kameda Gym due to the controversial way Daiki Kameda retained the IBF super flyweight crown last December.

Koki Kameda, the eldest of the trio, announced a day earlier that he will attempt to move to United Gym — a move that would allow him to circumvent the JBC’s sanctions.