On October 22nd we'll see the anticipated rematched between Ryota Murata (12-1, 9) [村田 諒太] and WBA Middleweight champion Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam (36-2, 21), who will face each other in an "immediate" rematch following May's controversial win for N'Dam.
It's long been known that the bout would be featured on Japan channel Fuji Tv, but it's now been revealed that it's not only Japanese, and potentially French, audiences who will get the bout live, but also the American audience.
That's because ESPN in the US will be airing the bout live, as part of their deal with American promoter Bob Arum, who is the co-promoter of Murata.
Sadly, at the time of writing, it's unclear if the US broadcast will only feature the main event, though we do have our fingers tightly crossed that Arum has secured enough time on the broadcast to air the WBC Flyweight title bout between the the brilliant champion Daigo Higa (13-0, 13) [比嘉 大吾] and French challenger Thomas Masson (17-3-1, 5).
Given the ontroversy of the first bout we're hoping their is plenty of Stateside interest in the contest, though given it will be aired from about 7am local time, we, and ESPN, aren't expecting a huge amount of viewers for the show, with the hoping being the winner will return to the States in 2018.
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