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Tomoki Kameda will challenge Rey Vargas for WBC super-bantam crown

Rey Vargas
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Old amateur rivals Tomoki Kameda and Rey Vargas set to renew hostilities in Carson, California

JAPAN’S former WBO bantamweight boss Tomoki Kameda, 36-2 (20), has his sights set on becoming a two-weight world titlist at Dignity Health Sports Park this Saturday (July 13). Standing in the Tokyo resident’s way is Mexican Rey Vargas, 33-0 (22), who is putting his WBC super-bantam belt on the line for the fifth time on this Golden Boy promotion (DAZN televise).

The rangy Vargas is a tidy operator who throws long jabs and sharp combinations, while Kameda is an economical boxer who counters with speedy strikes.

The two 122-pounders know each other well, having shared a ring as amateurs, with Vargas coming out on top at the time. The Otumba man can repeat this victory in the pros by outscoring his mandatory challenger.

On the undercard, Diego De La Hoya, 21-0 (10) 1NC, of Mexicali, Mexico, collides with Santa Ana, California’s Ronny Rios, 30-3 (14), in a 12-round featherweight bout. De La Hoya is the cousin of retired six-division world champion Oscar De La Hoya.  

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