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Koki Kameda talks moving back down to 115lbs, facing Kohei Kono

Phil Jay 08/10/2015

Koki Kameda is aiming to repeat the recent feat of Adrien Broner next week and move back down in order to claim a fourth weight world title.

The 28 year-old from Japan has previously won belts at 108, 112 and 118 pounds during a highly successful career and hopes to add the super flyweight crown when challenging compatriot Kohei Kono on October 16 in Chicago.

Despite never losing his WBA bantamweight championship in the ring, Kameda opted to go for the complete set between the ten-pound range in a move that has taken the talented southpaw to the US alongside brother Tomoki.

“Of course it’s a big opportunity for me and I will win my fourth world title – absolutely,” Kameda told World Boxing News.

“I appreciate my manager Mr. Al Haymon for making my fight in the US as this is the center of the boxing world and one of my dreams is that I would be a superstar here. I’m very happy to be fighting in the United States and I would like to be a very famous boxer who is known around the world.”

Asked about the decision to drop the necessary three pounds and his thoughts on Kono, Kameda replied: “There are no problems with the weight as I fought at super-flyweight on November 1st, 2014 in Chicago, so I think it’s fine.

“Regarding Kono, I don’t have any impression about him as I will do my best and do my own boxing. If I can do that, I will win naturally.

“Four times world champion is my objective and also my dream, so it’s very important to me,” he added.