RING No. 8-rated bantamweight Tomoki Kameda may defend his WBO belt against Alejandro Hernandez on Nov. 1 in Chicago, according to promoter, Leon Margules, of Warriors Boxing.
Margules won a purse bid on Friday for the right to promote the fight between Kameda (30-0, 19 knockouts) and Hernandez (28-10-2, 15 KOs) on a card that could include the return of Chicaco-based light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara (25-3, 15 KOs).
Although Margules does not have a contract with Kameda, he said that he out-bid All-Star boxing, $603,300 to $151,000, and that Kameda is entitled to 80 percent to 20 for Hernandez (or $482,640 to $120,660).
Kameda was last in action on July 12, celebrating his 23rd birthday with a left-hook body-shot that dropped and stopped Pungluang Sor Singyu at the 1:35 mark of the seventh round. It was the first knockout loss for Sor Singyu and the U.S. debut for Kameda, who later signed with advisor Al Haymon.
Hernandez, who turned 28 in June, has won three straight fights since falling by unanimous decision to Akifumi Shimoda last September, and is coming off a unanimous decision over Daniel Rosas in June.
“I want to have the fight in Chicago on Nov. 1, because that’s where I think that I want to have my next show with Fonfara,” said Margules. “I just have that date on hold, and I have the [UIC Pavilion] on hold.”
Fonfara, 26, was last in action in May, when he rose from knockdowns in the first and fifth rounds of a unanimous decision loss to RING and WBC champion Adonis Stevenson, whom Fonfara dropped in the ninth.
Fonfara had last suffered defeat against Derrick Findley by second-round stoppage in July 2008.