By Hisao Adachi
At Tokyo's Kyoei Boxing Gym, there was a press conference held in which it was officially announced that the former WBO bantamweight world champion Tomoki "The Mexicanito" Kameda (35-2, 20KOs) will go for the vacant interim super bantamweight title of the World Boxing Council (WBC) Abigail Medina (19-3-2, 10KOs) on November 12 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
The current world champion is Mexico's Rey Vargas, who is now at a point of inactivity due to injury. Vargas is the one who defeated Kameda in an amateur boxing clash, in the final fight of the Gold Gloves tournament held in 2007 in Mexico City.
Kameda made the jump to professional boxing in 2008 in Mexico.
For Kameda, he finally receives a long-awaited world opportunity after a long interval of three calendar years since his failed attempt to capture the WBA (World Boxing Association) title from then champion Jamie McDonnell, who won a close decision in Corpus Christy, Texas in September 2015.
At the press conference, Kameda said he was going to do everything possible to win.
"A burden is gone, and I take a sigh of relief to get this long-awaited global opportunity with patience, without losing motivation. I emphatically say that I will have to win well in clear fashion and above all I have to win at all costs to capture my second world title," Kameda said.
"I wrap my self-confidence in my skills, so that I'll be able to knock out Abigail Medina, by imposing my speed and punching power."
Kameda emphasizes that he is very determined to succeed in order to make this new era for the Kameda Family.
Kameda is the youngest brother of the three Kameda boxers. Big brother Koki is a former triple world champion in different categories (flyweight and super fly and bantamweight) and Daiki was a super flyweight world champion monarch and Tomoki previously won the WBO bantamweight crown.
Koki and Daiki have already retired, leaving Tomoki as the only brother competing in the paid ranks.