This coming weekend is set to be a huge one for Japanese fight fans, who have the chance to see some amazing action. Their is a brilliant card on Boxing Raise on Saturday, headlined by Ryoichi Tamura (12-3-1, 6) [田村 亮一] defending the Japanese Super Bantamweight title against Yusaku Kuga (17-3-1, 11) [久我勇作], on the same day we will also get the WBSS card from Glasgow, featuring Naoya Inoue (17-0, 15) [井上 尚弥] and Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-0, 12).
On Sunday fans in Kobe, specifically those at the Portopia Hotel, will get the chance to see a really interesting card, headlined by Reiya Konishi (17-1, 7) [小西伶弥] challenging IBF Light Flyweight champion Felix Alvarado (34-2, 30).
It was assumed that the Sunday card would be aired live, with Kansai TV mentioned as a "support" for the show on the Shinsei website. Sadly however the show does not seem like it is getting a live broadcast slot afterall. In fact at the time of writing, it's not listed for a broadcast at all, though sources are reporting that Kansai TV will show the bout, at some point.
This is a huge shame, given the match up and style of the men involved. This should have been a small treat for the fans in the Kansai region, and it's a real shame that the card isn't getting a live broadcast. Fingers crossed the delay won't be a long one!
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