Over the past week or so TV Osaka, the Osaka based affiliated of TXN, confirmed that it would be showing the WBO Minimumweight world title bout between former champion Katsunari Takayama (30-8-0-1, 12) [高山 勝成] and fast rising teenager Riku Kano (10-1-1, 5) [加納陸].
At the moment it's not totally clear to us if the bout will be aired live or not, though there is some suspicion that the bout will indeed be shown live from 2:40pm on August 20th.
Unfortunately it's looking unlikely that the bout will be shown outside of Osaka, with TV Tokyo, the flagship channel of the TXN network, not listing the bout on their broadcast schedule. Tellingly however TV Tokyo do list the August 31st double header from Tokyo.
Hopefully we'll get more details before fight week, though it does seem like the show will be limited to just a Tokyo audience, a genuine shame considering the potential historic moment we could get here.
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