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Tomoki Kameda to face Abigail Medina for interim title on November 12th

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Kameda held the WBA world title until 2015

Tomoki Kameda v Pungluang Singyu Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images

With WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Rey Vargas nursing a shoulder injury, the sanctioning body ordered #1 contender Abigail Medina to face #2 Tomoki Kameda for a rare justifiable interim title. The two will meet on November 12th at Korakuen Hall, where Kameda has made his last three appearances.

Medina (19-3-2, 10 KO) has won 10 straight since consecutive losses to Nikolai Potapov and Jamie McDonnell. “Bebe” is coming off of knockouts of Anthony Settoul and Stuart Hall in a combined 5:37, successfully defending the European title he won against Jeremy Parodi.

Tomoki (35-2, 20 KO) the last and most entertaining of the fighting Kameda brothers, is best-known for a pair of competitive losses to the aforementioned McDonnell in 2015. “El Mexicanito” has won four straight since, the most notable among them a unanimous decision over Thai veteran Pipat Chaiporn.

It’s good to see Kameda back in action at the world level, and a matchup between him and Vargas sounds like some quality violence should he get past Medina.