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 Last update:  7/17/2012       Read more by David Kosaros         
   
WBC Champ Sato Responds to Tomoki Kameda Challenge
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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

Tags: Tomoki Kameda , Yota Sato


 

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Stupid joke
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 ) Both team cannot hold a title bout without TV mo...

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 lot of empty sits in his last title defence and Kamedas name could give him exposure and recognition that h...

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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