by Miguel Rivera
Koki Kameda (27-1, 17KOs) has announced that he will defend his WBA "regular" bantamweight title against Nouldy Manakane (24-10-1, 15KOs) in Yokohama, Japan. Manakane was stopped by AJ Banal in four rounds in 2009, and then lost his next two bouts, but won his last seven fights. Kameda schedules his first fight of 2012. He traditionally fights at least three times a year.