Rey Vargas vs Tomoki Kameda Prediction & Betting Odds - Boxing Betting Picks
July 11, 2019
Rey Vargas (33-0) goes up against Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (36-2) in a mandatory defence of his WBC junior featherweight title on Saturday evening (July 13) at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
This will be the 5th defence of the belt the 28 year-old Mexican Rey Vargas won back in February 2017, when he defeated Gavin McDonnell to take the vacant WBC title. Rey Vargas’s last fight ended in a Unanimous Decision victory over Franklin Manzanilla in February.
Since turning pro in 2010 Vargas has a flawless 100% record, including 22 KOs in his 33 wins. That’s despite suffering a shoulder injury that required some surgery last year, when he was also sidelined for around 10 months with a bout of pneumonia.
Kameda, 27, is a former bantamweight world title holder. He claimed the vacant interim featherweight belt with a Unanimous Decision win over Abigail Medina in November and became Vargas’s mandatory opponent in doing so. Tomoki Kameda has registered 20 KOs in his 36 38 professional bouts to date.
Kameda’s nickname, “El Mexicanito”, dates back to his having moved to Mexico aged 15. It’s there that he honed his boxing skills and it’s a time he looks back on with great pride. There is also some history between Kameda and Vargas, with the Japanese boxer admitting that he sees this bout as an opportunity to get revenge on the only fighter to beat him as an amateur.
Interim super bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda (36-2, 20 KOs) fights WBC super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas (33-0, 22 KOs) this Saturday, in Carson California, 35 minutes from downtown Los Angeles https://t.co/dxRfkdDDeS #WBC #Boxing #GreenBelt— Mauricio Sulaiman (@wbcmoro) July 9, 2019
Rey Vargas vs Tomoki Kameda Betting Lines & Picks
With regards to boxing betting tips and predictions for this fight, it’s difficult to go against the undefeated Rey Vargas here. His sharp combinations and long jabs look capable of getting the job done, even if the fight goes the full distance. Vargas has to be the tip to win this fight and retain his title.
At the moment there’s no betting odds available on this fight with any major sportsbook, but Vargas will almost certainly be the favourite, and his betting line shouldn’t be too prohibitive to bet against a very credible opponent.
Pick: Fight Result – Rey Vargas to Win (odds to follow)