Earlier today fans of Japanese boxing had the chance to watch the first live show to be streamed over the newly established www.boxingraise.com. The show had a few technical hitches but seemed to run well for what was the first show in what looks likely to be one of the biggest developments in Japanese boxing in recent times.
Before that show had been streamed there was an announcement that the upcoming "Dynamite Punch 101", a Yokohama Hikari show set to take place on July 19th, would also be streamed. It however wouldn't be included in the boxingraise subscription, which costs ¥980 a month.
Instead "Dynamite Punch 101" will be streamed over rival offering asign-boxing.com.
Unlike boxingraise there will not be a subscription service form asign who are selling the show as a one off PPV style event at either ¥500 or ¥380, depending on when the show is purchased. The price is off putting, given that boxingraise is offering much more for the payment, though is still cheap with priciest option less than £4 or $5.
The show is a good looking one and the service does appear to feature profiles and interviews with the fighters involved in the show, though questions do need to be asked whether or not this stand alone pay event is actually a good idea
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