On August 15th we'll see WBC Bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2, 19) [山中慎介] return to the ring in pursuit of his 13th world title defense, as he takes on heavy handed mandatory challenger Luis Nery (23-0, 17) in a very highly anticipated match up, with a potentially historical significance for the Japanese champion.
Over the last 24 hours we've had several people contact us in regards to the TV details for the bout, which have now been fully confirmed in Japan, though other nations may also have channels to cover the bout.
In Japan the bout will be aired on NTV in Tokyo, and affiliates across the country, with broadcast set to begin at 19:56. We know the specific minutes of the broadcast does look funny but long term fans following Japanese broadcasts will know that that sort of thing is quite normal when it comes to boxing broadcasts.
Whilst the world title fight is being shown live the under-card won't be. Instead fans hoping to see more action from the card will need to wait until August 19th, when NTV's paid TV arm G+ plan to show the "full version" of the card. The broadcast time for that is 11PM on Saturday, with a 3 hour time slot set aside, though there is room for an extension if required.
Whilst it's nice that the under-card will be shown it is worth noting that it's not a very good under-card and is unliekly to feature much that will grab fans, despite the always fun to watch Kenichi Horikawa (32-15-1, 7) [堀川 謙一] featuring in the chief support bout.
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