Yoshihiro Kamegai/Photo courtesy of BoxRec.com
A junior middleweight bout between Jesus Soto Karass (28-10-4, 18 KOs) of Mexico and Yoshihiro Kamegai (26-3-2, 23 KOs) of Japan has been added to the Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez-Carlos Cuadras card Sept. 10 at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood (on HBO).
Soto Karass-Kamegai will be a rematch of their fight in April that ended in a draw at Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.
Kamegai engaged Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in a vicious 12-round fight in June 2014 at StubHub Center, Guerrero winning a unanimous decision while taking a lot of punishment along the way.
Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KOs), of Nicaragua, has won titles in three weight classes – mimimumweight, light flyweight and flyweight. He will be moving up in weight to challenge Mexico’s Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KOs) for his super flyweight belt.
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Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (pictured left) and Yoshihiro Kamegai on Friday both made weight for their welterweight showdown Saturday at StubHub Center
Weighing in at the DoubleTree Hotel in Carson, Guerrero weighed in at 146 pounds, a pound under the 147-pound limit. Kamegai came in at 146.8 pounds.
The semi-main event fighters also made weight. Gary Russell Jr. and Vasyl Lomachenko both weighed 125.4 pounds for their featherweight world-tltle fight; the limit is 126.
Showtime will televise both bouts on the Golden Boy Promotions card.
Yoshihiro Kamegai of Japan will take on Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero on Saturday at StubHub Center
Photo by Gene Blevins – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
It’s safe to say not many boxing fans in United States know a lot about Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai, who will be the underdog when he takes on Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in the welterweight main event Saturday at StubHub Center. He promises to leave a lasting impression, however.
“This is a very important fight and a tremendous opportunity for me,” Kamegai said. “Not a lot of people know me now, but they will after the fight.”
Guerrero, of Gilroy, is 31-2-1 with 18 knockouts. Kamegai is 24-1-1 with 21 knockouts. He has previously fought three times in the U.S.