money for medical equipment for a local medical institute. However that ring appearance on February 8th will not be a competitive fight, but instead it will be a 3 round exhibition with former world title challenger Nawaphon Por Chokchai (44-1-1, 34).
This exhibition will be televised on Channel 7HD, between 13:45 and 15:45 local time on a temporary ring set up in parking lot 2 at the Ying Charoen Market, in Saphan Mai.
Earlier today DAZN Japan released a press release to confirm that they would be the Japanese distributor for 2 major international bouts featuring Japanese fighters. In fact not only will DAZN Japan show the bouts but also the cards the bouts are on.
The first of those cards comes later this week, and will be the Matchroom promoted show from Madison Square Garden Theater, in New York.
The Japanese interest here is the IBF Super Bantamweight title fight between Japanese challenger Ryohei Takahashi (15-3-1, 6) [高橋竜平] and current champion TJ Doheny (20-0, 14). As well as that title bout the card will also feature Japanese interest in the form of Teiken promoted Jorge Linares's (45-4, 28) bout against Pablo Cesar Cano (31-7-1, 21). The card will also feature Demetrius Andrade (26-0, 16) defending the WBO Middleweight title against Artur Akavov (19-2, 8).
This card will be on Friday 18th of January in the US but in Japan it will be shown at 11:00 AM on Saturday morning, with the main event expected to be shown at 1:00 PM.
Just over a week later we'll get a Golden Boy Promoted card from Texas, headlined by Takeshi Inoue (13-0-1, 7) [井上 岳志] challenging WBO Light Middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26). That card will also feature a WBA "regular" Featherweight title bout between defending champion Jesus M Rojas (26-2-2-1, 19) and Chinese challenger Can Xu (15-2, 2) [徐灿].
As with the New York card this will be aired in the morning in Japan, with the broadcast beginning at 9AM local time, and the main card set to begin at 11AM.
Related-Preview: Doheny Vs Takahashi
(Image courtesy of DAZN Japan)
Earlier today it was announced that DAZN would be the only way for Japanese fight fans to watch the upcoming Heavyweight world title fight between Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20) and Alexander Povetkin (34-1, 24), which takes place this coming weekend.
Originally it seemed like WOWOW would pick the bout up but as we got closer and closer to fight time and WOWOW hadn't made an announcement there was worries that there would be no legal way for the Japanese fans to watch the contest.
With today's announcement it does stop those worries and will allow new customers to get a look at the subscription service ahead of the WBA Middleweight title bout between Ryota Murata (14-1, 11) [村田 諒太] and Rob Brant (23-1, 16).
The Japanese broadcast of Joshua Vs Povetkin is set to begin at 2:10 local time with the main event scheduled for around 5:50 local time. The undercard will only feature English commentary whilst the main event is set to feature Japanese commentary, including guest commentary from Shinsuke Yamanaka.
(Image courtesy of DAZN)
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