By Jake Donovan
Daiki Kameda represented the last piece of the puzzle for his fighting family entering the record books twice in the span of just over a month. His vacant-title winning effort over Rodrigo Guerrero allowed the Kameda family to become the first set of three brothers to simultaneously possess major belts.
Hes now also the first of his family to have his next fight scheduled one that could be his last stop before joining his brothers in the bantamweight division.
As reported Tuesday afternoon on Boxingscene.com, the first defense of Kamedas second championship tour will come in the form of a unification bout. The 24-year old has all but reached terms to face Liborio Solis on December 3 in Japan.
When meeting with the Japanese press on Tuesday, Kameda jokingly recalled the struggles of making weight for his historic title winning effort. However, with his humor also came his insistence that hes on the verge of outgrowing the 115 lb. division.
After the fight, it was a most joyful time for me to eat delicious sushi, Kameda quipped of his post-championship meal. Shedding weight to make the super flyweight limit is very hard for me. Maybe my next fight will be last fight of super fly weight division."
Kameda (29-3, 18KO) moved up to super flyweight in early 2011, shortly after vacating the flyweight belt he won a year prior. Both he and Solis will be making the first defense of their respective titles; Solis picked up a belt this past May, outpointing Kohei Kono on the road in Japan this past May.
Win or lose, Kameda will have a small window of opportunity to become a three division champ. Older brother Koki Kameda presently serves as WBA titlist, while younger brother Tomoki recently picked up the WBO strap with a points win over Paulus Ambunda in Philippines this past August.
Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBoxTags: Daiki Kameda