Notes: Kameda ending nearly 2-year layoff

Former flyweight titlist Daiki Kameda will return to the ring after a two-year layoff. Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images

A few notes from around the boxing world:

• Former flyweight titlist Daiki Kameda, one of the three fighting Kameda brothers (along with Koki and Tomoki) who once simultaneously held world title belts, has been out of action since dropping a split decision to Liborio Solis in a flyweight unification fight in Japan in December 2013. But Japan’s Kameda (29-4, 18 KOs) will return from the nearly two-year layoff to face Victor Ruiz (19-5, 14 KOs), of Mexico, in a bantamweight fight Sept. 6 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. The bout is on the undercard of the CBS-televised Premier Boxing Champions card (4 p.m. ET) headlined by super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) facing Marco Antonio Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KOs). Kameda-Ruiz might make air depending on how long the other bouts go. The televised co-feature is the rematch between bantamweight titlist Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KOs) and former titleholder Tomoki Kameda (31-1, 19 KOs).

• Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs), 34, of Bulgaria, is returning to the ring. Team Sauerland announced on Monday that Pulev has been added to the company’s 35th anniversary celebration card on Sept. 26 in Berlin. Pulev, who will face an opponent to be determined, has not fought since suffering a brutally one-sided fifth-round knockout loss challenging heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on Nov. 15 in Hamburg, Germany.

• A purse bid has been ordered for the mandatory bout between interim lightweight titlist Derry Mathews (38-9-2, 20 KOs), of England, and Venezuela’s Ismael Barroso (18-0-2, 17 KOs). The purse bid is scheduled for Sept. 1 at the WBA offices in Panama City, Panama. Minimum bid is $125,000 with 75 percent of the winning offer going to Matthews and 25 percent going to Barroso.

• Puerto Rican lightweight Jeffrey Fontanez (16-1, 12 KOs) will face Mexico’s Marvin Quintero (27-6, 23 KOs), a former world title challenger, in the 10-round main event of the Sept. 18 (10 p.m. ET, Estrella TV and Ringtv.com) “LA Fight Club” card at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, Golden Boy announced. It will be the start of the English-language version of the monthly cards being streamed live on Ring magazine’s website, which is owned by Golden Boy.