By Steve Kim

Golden Boy Promotions has heard the clamor and they're all aboard with a welterweight slugfest involving Jesus Soto-Karass (28-10-3, 18KOs) and Yoshihiro Kamegai (26-3-1, 23KOs) in 2016.

"I think it's a fight that as long as both fighters want it and I think with the fans - I've heard it so many times through social media and fans coming up to me - it's one fight that every time people are like,'hey, please make that fight, make that fight.' So it is something on the top of the list of one of those fights to make and it's a good crossroads fight for both guys," said Golden Boy's matchmaker, Robert Diaz, to

Both boxers are under the Golden Boy banner so theoretically it shouldn't be a difficult fight to make. The management of Soto-Karass has made it clear that they are interested in this fight.

Kamegai, after dropping a ten round decision to Alfonso Gomez in March in March, rebounded with a third round stoppage of Nelson Gulpe in Tokyo, Japan in October.

Soto-Karass, who has recently participated in the BKB, last had a sanctioned boxing match in June of 2014, losing a ten-rounder to Devon Alexander.

Steve Kim is the news editor for