Earlier today it was confirmed that Japanese fans outside of Kanto will get the chance to watch the full TBS broadcast of the New Year's Eve show thanks to subscription service Paravi.
The service has announced that they will begin their live streaming at around 17:05 local time and will show the WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight title bout between defending champion Yuki Strong Kobayashi (16-8, 9) [ストロング小林佑樹] and former WBC Flyweight champion Daigo Higa (16-1-1, 16) [比嘉 大吾]. This bout will only be aired on TV via TBS in the Kanto region, so putting this on Paravi should satisfy some fans across the country, such as those in the Kansai region or the Chukyo region.
The streaming service also appears to be set to air the WBO Super Flyweight title bout between champion Kazuto Ioka (25-2, 14) [井岡一翔] and mandatory challenger Kosei Tanaka (15-0, 9) [田中恒成]. This bout was being shown in other regions, with CBC set to air it live in Chukyo, the region that Tanaka is from. It was assumed MBS would air the bout in the Kansai region, though it's unclear if that will be the case, given that the bout event isn't currently listed on their schedule. Regardless, Paravi will have a stream for fans in region, which includes Osaka where Ioka is originally from.
Sadly for international viewers Paravi is only available in Japan, and at the time of writing no international TV coverage has been officially confirmed.
Tomorrow's bout between Hiroto Kyoguchi (13-0, 9) [京口 紘人] and Tetsuya Hisada (34-9-2, 20) [久田 哲也], which will see Kyoguchi defending his WBA "super" and Ring Magazine, will not any live television coverage, a strange given the bout will be an all-Japanese affair. In fact not only is it an all Japanese bout, but it's all Osakan bout, in Osaka, a perfect chance for MBS to get a huge audience figure for a bout that sells it's self.
Thankfully however MBS, the Kansai affiliate of TBS, will actually have the bout legally and freely available.
The bout will be available on the MBS website, with this link, or alternatively the youtube link we've included below.
The broadcast is expected to go live around 20:00 local time on Tuesday, though MBS do stipulate that the start time may change depending on when the bout actually takes place and the speed in which the undercard progresses.
Interestingly there has been stipulated date or time for a tape delay television broadcast, so watching the live streams may be the only opportunity to see the bout, much like the IBF Flyweight title bout earlier this year between Moruti Mthlane and Masayuki Kuroda [黒田 雅之].
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