Japanese promoter "reason" and their parent company Dangan Boxing have long cultivated great relationships with other promoters and others involved in boxing. Those relationships have seen them continue a long history with Fuji TV in recent years as well as getting the chance to launch their own subscription service "Boxingraise" which has featured cards from a number of promotional partners since launching earlier this year.
The partnership between Dangan and the other promoters is of course a symbiotic one with Dangan having more content for their service and promoters having more chances to showcase their fighters to a larger audience, and giving fights that lack TV coverage a chance to be seen, with some of those bouts being hidden gems that could well have been lost with no video coverage.
Although the year is coming to an end it seems clear that Dangan have big plans for Boxingraise and over the past few days they have announced that the service will feature tape delay footage of 3 of the under-card bouts from the December 31st Watanabe promoted "The Best of Best" card.
The most notable of the bouts the service will include from the show is the brilliant OPBF/WBO Asia Pacific Super Featherweight title unification bout between Masayuki Ito (19-1-1, 9) [伊藤 雅雪] and Takuya Watanabe (30-6-1, 16) [渡邉 卓也], otentially the fight of the day. Along side that bout the channel will also show case two unbeaten prospects. One of those is the world ranked Masataka Taniguchi (5-0, 4) [谷口 将隆], who takes on Vincent Bautista (5-5-3, 1), as he fits in a 6th bout in less than 9 months, and the other is his equally touted stablemate Hiroto Kyoguchi (4-0, 4) [京口 紘人], who looks to extend his perfect start as he takes on Junuel Lacar (7-3-3, 5).
It seems that these bouts will be added to the service in January and there is some suspicion that Dangan will add some older cards during January as well with the month being a relative quiet one for Japanese boxing.
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