As part of a robust block of programming in advance of the SHOWTIME PPV presentation of "Honor & Glory: Canelo vs. Lara," on Saturday, July 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, SHOWTIME will televise undefeated WBO Bantamweight World Champion Tomoki "El Mexicanito" Kameda defending his title against No. 1-ranked contender Pungluang Sor Singyu during "Canelo vs. Lara: COUNTDOWN LIVE" (7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT, immediately preceding the live PPV event).
Kameda (29-0, 18 KOs), of Tokyo, Japan, will make his second title defense against Sor Singyu (46-2, 31 KOs), of Bangkok, Thailand. Sor Singyu formerly held the same championship belt until losing it to Paulus Ambunda in March 2013. Ambunda lost his belt to Kameda last August in a unanimous decision in the Philippines.
Kameda, who turns 23 on the night of the fight, will face his most experienced opposition yet in Sor Singyu, 26, who has produced three wins in a row since losing the WBO title. Both fighters will be making their U.S. debuts.