It's fair to say that 2016 has been slow to get going and we've only seen one Japanese show so far, though we have a number coming up between now and the end of the month. Thankfully it seems that both Boxingraise and Asign Boxing are looking to keep their output steady through the year.
We currently know that Boxingraise will feature 3 Dangan shows later this month, including a live card on January 31st. As for Asign they recently announced that they will feature the January 30th "Fresh Boy 83" show, with the service expected to carry the card in full on 24 hour delay.
The show isn't a big one, by any means, but it does have a brilliant and meaningful main event, topping a card that features novices on the under-card.
That main event will see former Japanese Super Flyweight title challenger Hayato Kimura (25-9, 16) [木村 隼人所属] battle against 2014 Rookie of the Year winner Ryohei Takahashi (10-2-1, 2) [高橋 竜平]. The bout, being fought at Bantamweight, is a wonderfully well matched bout and it's likely to really live up to it's headline status. Sadly though other than the main event the card won't get much attention due to the real lack of name value on the card. Despite that Asign are looking to charge ¥500, which is about £3.50 for our UK readers or $4.33, so it's certainly not a pricey card, but on the other hand it's not one that many will be buying at that price.
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