Tomoki Kameda has a belt around his waist for the first time since 2015.
The former WBO bantamweight king, who moved up in weight after a pair of competitive losses to Jamie McDonnell, picked up the interim WBC 122-pound title this morning with a decision over Abigail Medina at Korakuen Hall.
According to The Ring,
Kameda (36-2, 20 knockouts) utilized his jab to build an early lead and withstood the Spain-based Dominican’s late rally to win by scores of 117-111 twice and 116-112.
“El Mexicanito” has now won five straight since the McDonnell losses. Medina (19-4-2, 10 KO) sees a three-year, 10-fight winning streak come to an end.
Regular champ Rey Vargas (32-0, 22 KO) has been out of action since defeating a game Azat Hovhannisyan in May. He went on to have shoulder surgery, then contracted pneumonia afterwards. I would assume he’ll want a tune-up before unifying with Kameda, but a fight between those two is certainly one for fans to keep an eye on.