JAPAN'S YOSHIHIRO KAMEGAI ON US TELEVISION TOMORROW
Press Release: Continuing his campaign in the welterweight division, Japan's Yoshihiro Kamegai will make his second United States appearance tomorrow (October 6th) when he battles Mexico's Jorge "El Pantera" Silva in the main event of a Fox Sports Net and Fox Deportes in Sacramento, California. Plus, ex-titlist Jorge Linares returns to action to face Hector Velasquez in the ten-round lightweight co-feature. The Fox Sports Net broadcast will air at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tickets.com. Fighting out of Sapporo, the 29-year-old Kamegai (21-0, 18 KO's) is a dynamic boxer with knockout power who has emerged from the Japanese fight scene. In October of 2011, he made his United States debut with a sixth-round technical knockout of Hector Munoz in Las Vegas. Now, after two more wins back at home in Japan, he is back to face Silva (19-2-1, 15 KOs). Meanwhile, Linares will be looking to bounce back from losses to Antonio DeMarco and Sergio Thompson. Linares (31-3, 20 KOs) is a former title holder at 126 and 130 pounds, and the 27-year-old Venezuelan is still in his physical prime. He faces the age 37 Velasquez (52-17-2, 35 KOs), who himself has faced a "Who's Who" in boxing throughout his 19-year career, including Manny Pacquiao, Rocky Juarez and Edwin Valero.