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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It's fair to say that your typical, modern day, boxing fan won't be able to many, if any, active Korean fighters. This weekend however they will get the chance to see a card from Korea live and for free with promoter Daehan Boxing putting their next show on youtube, as well as Korean channel KBS N Sports.
The broadcast on youtube, which we've embedded below, will begin with the under-card bouts, which will feature mostly low level contests though does have touted Japanese female fighter Chaoz Minowa (1-0, 1) [チャオズ箕輪] battling Chan Mi Lim (2-1, 2) in a 6 rounder in the final of the under-card bouts.
Now it's not clear if the Youtube broadcast will show the entire card, though suspicion is that it might, which would mean that fans tuning in to the free stream will get the chance to see a Korean Super Middleweight title fight, between defending champion Geun Sik Choi (3-0, 2) [최근식] and challenger Bang Jong Min (3-6-1)* [방종민], a non title fight between Dong Hee Kim (5-1-1, 1) and Filipino Ernie Sanchez (15-8-1, 6) as well as the main event bout between Je Ni Ma (9-1-3, 8) [마제니] battle Hironobu Matsunaga (10-1, 5) [松永 宏], who face off for the WBO Asia Pacific Light Middleweight title.
Although Korean boxing certainly isn't riding high there is hope there and with more shows being streamed it can help raise the profile and awareness of the Korean scene, which is seemingly on the upturn even if it's a long, long, long way from it's prime of the 80's.
For those interested in the feed you can either book mark this page, and watch it below, or go to to the promoters youtube channel, which is here 대한프로모션.
In recent years fans in various countries have had the opportunity to see domestic boxing for free on TV. That boxing has ranged in quality from brilliant to awful but it's often been limited to merely being shown to a domestic audience.
This coming Sunday however fans worldwide get a treat as Korean promoter Andy Kim, of AK Promotions, will be streaming his show "Homecoming" internationally, and free, over Youtube.
The show in question will feature a pair of Korean title bouts, with the most interesting being a Korean Light Middleweight title fight between rising 18 year old star Kyoo Hwan Hwang (1-0, 1) and Chan Hee Park (5-5-1). The bout is really interesting with Hwang being viewed as, potentially, the best Korean prospect in years.
For those wanting to tune in to the show it should be available here and will be aired live.
At the moment we can't say much about the quality of the stream or the over-all production values but we have been impressed by previous AK Promotion shows, which have been put on youtube after they've taken place. In the past the production of the AK shows has been significantly better than any of the other shows from Korea and we're hoping for more of the same here.
Whilst we're hoping AK will publish the show, or at least bouts from it, following the event it isn't yet confirmed. What is confirmed, by Mr Kim, is that the show will be available live and we suggest tuning in if you're able to, if nothing else it will be a chance to see if Hwang is as good as hyped.
(Image courtesy of akpromotions.co.kr)
Earlier today we got confirmation that "The Kanmuriwashi Fight Vol 50" will be streamed legally and for free over the Gushiken Ustream channel allowing fans world wide to see the OPBF Flyweight title bout between the always fun to watch Koki Eto (15-3-1, 11) and once beaten Filipino hopeful Cris Paulino (14-1, 4).
The bout will be Eto's first since the winning the title back in June with a FOTY contender against Ardin Diale. That bout showed up all of the limitations of Eto as a boxer, and in fact he was 68-63 down on all 3 cards going into the 8th round, but also showed off his mentality as a fighter with a never say die attitude that saw him stopping Diale in an amazing 8th round that deserves to be considered a round of the year contender.
As for Paulino this is his first OPBF title fight and sees him progressing from the Filipino domestic scene. His sole loss came came more than 18 months ago to Diale though since then he has strung together 4 straight wins and moved to the #1 ranking with the OPBF making this a mandatory title fight for Eto.
For those who haven't streamed over Gushiken channel before they can do so here.
The quality, at times, can be hit and miss however the streams have gotten progressively better as the promoter has gotten more experienced at using them and they have all, so far, been well worth watching with bouts like the Koki Eto Vs Ardin Diale OPBF title contest and the Naoka Fujioka Vs Naoko Yamaguchi female world title bout both being streamed exclusively over this channel. We hope that these are a success for the promoter because we'd love to see more promoters offering a similar free service, especially those promoters with out TV who want to help their fighters get more exposure.
We would like to thank Shirai Gushiken Sports Gym for offering this service and we hope others will make the effort to tune in.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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