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Kameda-Sor Singyu Live on SHO Prior to Canelo-Lara

By Jake Donovan

The July 12 bantamweight title fight between Tomoki Kameda and Pungluang Sor Singyu now has a televised home. The bout is scheduled for the undercard of the upcoming non-title fight showdown between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Erislandy Lara, which headlines live on pay-per-view from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Prior to the a la carte event, Showtime has announced that the bantamweight title fight will air live on its flagship network as part of its “Countdown to Canelo-Lara” special.

“Our ‘Countdown’ show airs live 7:30pm ET live from the MGM Grand. It will include a live championship fight, the WBO bantamweight championship fight,” confirmed Chris DeBlasio, Showtime Vice President of Programming during a recent conference call to promote the pay-per-view event.

Both fighters fight for the first time in the United States.

The 22-year old Kameda (29-0, 18KO) helped his fighting family make the record books for the first of two times last year with his title-winning effort over Paulus Ambunda last August. The win, which took place in the Philippines, marked the first time in boxing history that three boxing brothers claimed championship status at some point in their career, joining older brothers Koki and Daiki in the championship circle.

His first title defense came last December, scoring a 12-round decision over Immanuel Nadjara in Japan. The youngest of his fighting family, Kameda is the only of the three to have regularly fought outside of his homeland, with a large portion of his career spent in Mexico.

Sor Singyu (46-2, 31KO) fights outside of his native Thailand for just the fourth time in his career, fighting for the first time in North America. Both of his career losses took place on the road, although so too did the biggest win of his career to date, knocking out A.J. Banal in nine rounds on the road in the Philippines to claim a bantamweight title in Oct. ’12.

The reign was short-lived, conceding the crown in his first defense last May to Ambunda, who in turn dropped a decision versus Kameda in his own first defense.

The title fight is the lone fight mentioned so far as the lead-in to the pay-per-view portion of the telecast.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Aztekkas on 07-04-2014

El Mexicanito about to put in work. It's nice to see a Japanese fighter whom trained in Mexico actually learn the language and speak it fluently. Respect to Tomoki. Ex:

Comment by betmen on 07-04-2014

[QUOTE=BrushMyHair;14723918]Tomoki is the most respected and he is humble. His Bros are straight up arrogant from what I heard. Once he fights In our country, People will remember his name. Tomoki fights like a Samurai.[/QUOTE] Not just arrogant but the…

Comment by BrushMyHair. on 07-03-2014

Tomoki is the most respected and he is humble. His Bros are straight up arrogant from what I heard. Once he fights In our country, People will remember his name. Tomoki fights like a Samurai.

Comment by LowBlowKO on 07-03-2014

Tomoki is the most talented of the trio. Interestingly this fight DID already have a TV home with a Thai channel picking it up (TrueVisions apparently) and Boxnation had it listed too. Nice to see Sho doing the right thing…

Comment by betmen on 07-03-2014

[QUOTE=WesleySnipes;14722024]Is this Kameda also on some warrior sh/t like his brother?[/QUOTE] do you mean warrior in the ring or because he dressed like a warrior before the fight? his brother warrior thing it just a gimmick, a lot of japanese…

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