Earlier today streaming service Boxing Raise released their scheduled for this month. Although the service only has 4 shows for the coming few weeks they will be showing two of them live, and the shows will feature a pair of OPBF title fights, as well as a couple of female title fights.
The first card will be Victoriva 4, which takes place on March 13th before Green Dream Viol 8 on March 17th. Both of those shows will be on tape delay and will be available on demand only.
The third card, and the first of two live cards, will be Dangan 221 and will be headlined by the excellent match up between OPBF champion Super Featherweight champion Hironori Mishiro (6-0-1, 2) [三代大訓] and Takuya Watanabe (35-8-1, 20) [渡邉卓也]. Just 4 days after that we get live coverage of the E&J Cassius Gym 15th anniversary show, which will be headlined by an OPBF Minimumweight title bout between Tsubasa Koura (14-0, 9) [小浦 翼] and Lito Dante (15-10-4, 7)..
On October 12th Japanese fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will get an incredible card featuring 6 Japanese challenger decision bouts, including a Super Bantamweight bout between Mugicha Nakagawa (23-5-1, 14) [武田勇太] and Naoya Okamoto (13-6-1, 6) [岡本直也] and a Light Welterweight contest between Koki Inoue (11-0, 10) [浩樹井上] and Marcus Smith (6-0-1, 6).
Thankfully this show isn't just limited to fight fans at the Korakuen Hall with the online streaming and video on demand service Boxingraise announcing they will be broadcasting the show live over their service, for all subscribers.
The winners of the 6 bouts will advance to the 2019 Champion Carnival early next year, meaning they will fight for Japanese titles, showing the significance of the card, so to get the entire show live over Boxingraise is a real unexpected treat and a chance to get a look at future title challengers and leading domestic contenders.
It's worth noting Boxingraise are currently offer a free 1 month trial to new subscribers, so the timing of this show couldn't be at a better time and it really worth giving the trial a shot, especially with the addition of at least 7 other on demand shows being added in October!
For those interested in the trial click here.
The excellent Boxingraise.com, a must have service for all fight fans interested in watching none-televised action from the Japanese domestic scene, have been offering some great stuff recently, including several Rookie of the Year cards, as well as a recent Kadoebi card.
For the next few days they are also offering a free 1 month trial to new users who sign up to the service via their trial link - https://boxingraise.com/lp/
Currently the service offers over 1000 bouts on demand from the last few years and this looks to be a great time to sign up to the service given that they have several notable cards coming in the next few weeks, including a big live card on October 12th from the Korakuen Hall.
For those who want to try the service we suggest you sign up now, as the free offering will end on October 12th, local time. So there is only a few days left to sign up.
If you do enjoy the service it will then will cost ¥980 a month or can be cancelled. There is no long term commitment to the service and there really is no excuse not to give a look if you haven't already had an account.
Tomorrow fight fans in at the Korakuen Hall as well as those who subscribe to the excellent Boxingraise service will get the chance to see a brilliant looking Dangan card.
The show has several notable contests on it, with arguably the best of them being an OPBF Minimumweight title bout.
That bout will see Tsubasa Koura (13-0, 9) [小浦 翼] defending his belt for the third time, as he takes on talented and unbeaten challenger Daiki Tomita (12-0, 4) [冨田大樹], in what looks to be a genuinely mouth watering contest.
Today the two men took part in their weigh in for the bout.
On the scales Koura was in great shape, coming in at 104.7lbs and looked very relaxed. Despite being calm and collected at the weigh in he'll know that not only could he lose his regional title but also, potentially, his world rankings if he loses here. There's a lot on the line for the youngster, but a win will further establish him as one of the leading contenders and could help secure him a world title fight in 2019.
Tomita was slightly lighter, at 104.5lbs, and he also looked in terrific condition. This will be a huge step up in class for him, but a win immediately puts him in the mix for a world title, gives him his major silverware and acts as a big wake up call to the division.
As mentioned this bout will be on boxingraise, and is in fact part of a live stream from the service.
Related- Unbeaten men Koura and Tomita collide for OPBF honours!
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
We've long been big fans of the Boxingraise subscription service, and today they made us even bigger fans when they revealed they would boost their free contest in a big way!
They have revealed that they have added the West Japan Rookie of the Year final, from September 16th, to their website's free content section and they are now set to add more Rookie of the Year action to the free collection.
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