Tomorrow in Japan Masayuki Kuroda (30-7-3, 16) [黒田 雅之] will challenge IBF Flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane (37-2, 25) at Korakuen Hall. The bout will be Kuroda's second world title challenger and will mark Mthalane's second defense of his second reign.
For fans wanting to watch on TV in Japan there may be some problems, with the bout only being aired on TVK, TV Kanagawa a small regional channel in Japan. However there is some good news and the broadcaster have finally confirmed that the bout will indeed have a live, legal stream for fans unable to get the channel.
The stream, which can be seen below, is set to show the bout in full live, and from what we understand it a world wide feed of the TV channel. It's not like the recent ones where we've worked with CBC, which were only for an international audience, but this is their stand alone stream which seems to be a fully global one.
The show will air from 7:55PM local time and will feature commentary from Katsushige Kawashima and Akira Yaegashi.
Whether you're in Japan, South Africa, the UK, US or any where else, we implore you to enjoy what could be a little bit of an action packed gem from the Flyweight division tomorrow!
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
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!
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