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WBC Champ Sato Responds to Tomoki Kameda Challenge

By David Kosaros

According to reports emanating from Japan, the infamous Kameda family have set their sights on WBC super flyweight king Yota Sato, having issued a challenge to the flashy champion.

Their plan is to position Tomoki Kameda (23-0, 15KOs), the youngest of three boxing brothers and currently campaigning at bantamweight, into a ‘world’ title opportunity in the near future, with Sato (25-2-1, 12KOs) being seen as the ideal option.

Sato, who successfully defended his WBC title against mandatory challenger Sylvester Lopez earlier this month, has decided not to get into a war of words with the Kameda’s. Instead, he is preoccupied with “corresponding in a mature way”.

“It is [the] Kameda family’s style to heat up outside the ring, but it’s too much [of a] hassle to deal with,” stated the 28-year old to Japanese news outlet, Nikkan Sports.

When asked about negotiations between both camps, his response was: “the match hasn’t even been decided, and Mr. Kanehira [Sato’s promoter and manager] hasn’t told me anything.”

Due to Sato being one of the lesser known champions in Japan and Tomoki, 21, having the clout of the Kameda name behind him, discussions for a big all-Japan title showdown could prove to be successful.

David Kosaros covers boxing for checkhookboxing.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by trazom_j on 07-18-2012

This is Kameda's usual play tactic. Anyone knows a Japanese fans. Kaemda said, "We want to fight in Mexico." It's crazy idea. Yota Sato and Kameda Bros. contract with the same TV station. (TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television )…

Comment by Mastrangelo on 07-18-2012

I like Tomoki, he's pretty good, but Sato may be too much for him. Speaking of a fight, if I was Sato, I would push for this happening. He seems to be little known in Japan, you could see a…

Comment by nycsmooth on 07-18-2012

I've seen them both live & Sato will win, Kameda not ready 4 this big step up...

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