WBC super-bantamweight champion Rey Vargas defends his title against former WBO titleholder Tomoki Kameda this Saturday evening in Carson.
Vargas captured the title in 2017 with a dominant performance over Gavin McDonnell on away soil – despite the fact that one judge inexplicably scored the fight a draw – and has defended it successively on four occasions against Ronny Rios, Oscar Negrete, Azat Hovhannisyan and Franklin Manzanilla.
Now, the Mexican native will be looking to dispatch of his latest challenger in order to pursue potential unification fights with compatriot and WBO counterpart Emmanuel Navarette – who twice defeated Isaac Dogboe – or Daniel Roman – who recently outpointed Irishman TJ Donehy to become unified champion.
Similarly, Kameda has previous experience with a McDonnell twin, suffering successive defeats – the first controversial, the second less so – to Jamie McDonnell in 2015 after building up an impressive record of 31-0 and garnering a reputation as one of the division’s standout fighters.
The Japanese fighter, having ridden the comeback trail, now has the chance to become a two-time world champion with a victory over Vargas. However, ultimately, it is the champion who comes into this fight with significant momentum, and expect him to dominate from the outset with rangy combinations, winning clearly on points.
Article by: Navi Singh
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