WBO World Flyweight Title Fight Live-Streaming announcement
Monday September 24th 2018
CBC TELEVISION CO., LTD
WBO World Fly Weight World Title Match
Sho Kimura (Aoki) vs Kosei Tanaka (Hatanaka)
September 24th 16:00 (Japan Time) at TEVA Ocean Arena
Kosei Tanaka made his debut in 2013. Since then, he has been getting great attention. Beginning with his 4 amateur titles, and the the OPBF Minimumweight title in his 4th professional bout, the WBO World Minimumweight title in his 5th bout in May 2015 and WBO Light Flyweight title. This time he is looking ahead to attain a world title in a 3rd division. On the other hand, Kimura made his debut in 2013 and won WBO World Flyweight Title in 2017, upsetting Chinese legend Zou Shiming. Kimura is known as a hard worker and won his title whilst earning his bread from some extra jobs, outside of boxing.
This bout is gaining a great attention in Japanese Boxing circles and CBC proudly announces we will be live-streaming the bout for free at http://www.asianboxing.info/.
Sho Kimura (Aoki)
17 wins (10KOs) – 1 loss – 2 draws
29 years old (DOB: Nov. 24, 1988)
April 2013 Debut
Kosei Tanaka (Hatanaka)
11wins(7Kos)- 0 loss
23 years old (DOB: Jun. 15,1995)
November 2013 Debut
We are less than 1 week away from the huge WBO Flyweight world title bout between Sho Kimura (17-1-2, 10) [木村翔] and Kosei Tanaka (11-0, 7) [田中恒成] and it's fair to say we're rather excited!
We're not the only ones excited, or trying to build up the profile of the bout, and it's now been revealed that CBC will show the weigh in for the bout live, something very rare in Japan despite being quite common in both the US and UK. Not only will CBC show it but it will also be available on the web!
The weigh in is set to take place on Sunday at around 1:24 in the afternoon local time.
According to sources in Japan there are some real worries about putting this on TV, with sources reporting that CBC are concerned if either fighter needs to strip naked and weigh in behind a towel. They have got some contingencies in place for such a scenario, including giving pre-weighed pants to the fighters and deducting the weight afterwards, but they clearly want to avoid it if possible, as there will be a number of women and teenagers at the weigh in event.
Although it's only going to be a few minutes it's great for CBC to give the bout the extra bit of hype and we do genuinely hope things like this do become common place in Japan, where they have rarely done public weigh ins never mind televised ones.
Asian Boxing and CBC to team up with a live stream of Kimura Vs Tanaka!
Kosei Tanaka goes for third world title, takes on in form Sho Kimura! (Preview)
(Image courtesy of CBC)
On September 24th we'll get the highly anticipated WBO Flyweight world title match up between defending champion Sho Kimura (17-1-2, 10) [木村翔] and mandatory challenger Kosei Tanaka (11-0, 7) [田中恒成].
Last week we reached out to CBC to try and find out whether or not there would be any chance of a live stream for international fans wanting to view the bout. Since then we have received feedback from the the broadcaster, who have agreed to send us a link to embed of the fight, live.
The feed will, to our understanding, feature the main event only and will be the live broadcast. The broadcaster may choose to allow the bout to be replayed as well as live streamed, though that's up to them and hasn't been confirmed to us at the moment.
With it being a live broadcast the stream is set to go live at around 15:57 local time, with the broadcast ending at 16:54. The stream will also feature no commentary and will be geo-locked, so only fans outside of Japan will be able to watch it, unfortunately.
We hope to bring you all more news about this stream in the next few days but please, if you have any interest in watching the bout, or know someone who does, then share the good news!
From our point of view we want as many people watching as possible to prove there is an audience for fights like this outside of Japan, and the more the merrier!
At the end of 2016 Japanese TV channel CBC live streamed a WBO Light Flyweight world title bout which saw Kosei Tanaka (8-0, 5) [田中恒成] become a two-weight world champion, as he stopped Moises Fuentes. A few weeks ago we e-mailed CBC to enquire whether they would be showing Tanaka's next bout as well, and today we were sent the following press release, which certainly has some good news about Tanaka's May 20th bout with Angel Acosta (16-0, 16).
Free International Live-Streaming of the World Title Match on May 20th 2017 (Japan Time)
CBC TELEVISION proudly announces that we webcast WBO World Jr-Fly Weight Title Match held at TEVA OCEAN ARENA, Japan on May 20th 2017 for FREE.
International webcast except for Japan.
WBO World Jr-Fly Weight Title Match
Champion Kosei Tanaka (JAPAN/Hatanaka Promotion) vs Rank 1st Angel Tito Acosta (Puerto Rico/Promociones Miguel Cotto)
Kosei Tanaka (JAPAN/Hatanaka Promotion) and Angel Tito Acosta (Puerto Rico/Promociones Miguel Cotto)
Seoul 16:00~ on 20th
Manila 15:00~ on 20th
Paris 9:00~ on 20th
London 8:00~ on 20th
Rio De Janeiro 4:00~ on 20th
San Juan 3:00~ on 20th
New York 3:00~ on 20th
Mexico City 2:00~ on 19th
[How to stream]
Please access URL below.
http://cbc-global.jp/sports/ (With an English commentator)
This match is being given great attention for Kosei Tanaka who won 4 amateur titles, won WBO World Minimum Weight title at his 5th fight from his great debut in May 2015, and has achieved the champions for two classes of weight division by beating Moises Fuentes (Mexico) who’s already won the champions for two classes of weight division.
This is Kosei’s very first defense match by welcoming Angel Acosta from Puerto Rico, who has the perfect record with 16 matches 16 wins 16 KO. It will be a great survival match between champion Tanaka and Acosta known as a second coming of Wilfredo Gomez , which is said by WBO President Francisco Valcarsel.
CBC TELEVISION provides you a great experience people in the world enjoy the same content together through international webcast.
We have been broadcasting Kosei’s match since his debut on our regional free TV, and we had many offers for the footage for a long time. This movement became a trigger of free webcasting from Kosei’s last match with Fuentes. It is such a great opportunity for boxing fans all over the world to enjoy a great match for free.
Hatanaka Promotion Chair Man Kiyoshi Hatanaka comments;
Kosei talks his goal is to win FIVE classes of weight division in the future. As he beautifully completed his last match with Fuentes only by 5 round, boxing fans and related people’s mark to Kosei is rapidly growing. We cannot wait Kosei wins this great fighter Acosta who has been making a perfect record so far.
Kosei is still only 21 years old and highly talented, so that I believe his dream is not only a dream but he can achieve it. I expect him to cross over domestic level and to be a world boxing hero. I like you to enjoy his “chapter two” through this live-streaming opportunity.
CBC TELEVISION CO., LTD Department of Business Strategy Shogo Eguchi
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