In their first meeting back in April, junior middleweights Jesus Soto Karass (28-10-4, 18 KOs) and Yoshihiro Kamegai (26-3-2, 23 KOs) battled to a split decision draw in a likely Fight of the Year candidate. Now the pair will wage war again on September 10th with the fight having just been finalized yesterday, as ESPN reports. The bout will be held at The Forum in Inglewood, California as the co-feature to Roman Gonzalez-Carlos Cuadras. Their scheduled 10-rouder will also be televised live on HBO.
"If fans thought the first Kamegai and Soto Karass fight was an epic fight of the year contender, let me just say this -- on Sept. 10, both fighters will be coming back in the ring with a vengeance to prove who is the true winner in this rematch," said Golden Boy CEO Oscar De La Hoya.
"Both of these fighters are fierce warriors and the fans can expect to witness what could be the beginning of the next big rivalry in the sport."
Soto Karass and Kamegai, both 33, are excited for the opportunity to put on another scintillating show this fall, as well as to exert their superiority over the other. Both fighters laid it all out when they met a few months ago, but neither got the win with judges rendering scores of 96-94 for Soto-Karass, 97-93 for Kamegai, and 95-95 even.
How many of you are pumped for the sequel? Who ya got in this one?