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.
On July 27th we get a stacked card from Dangan and Watanabe. The hope had long been for the card to be made available live on Boxing Raise, given that Dangan were involved in the promotion of the show. Sadly however it's now clear that Boxing Raise will not have the show live.
Instead Japanese premium service Paravi will have the card streamed live online, allowing only Japanese viewers to watch the card which features a brilliant triple header of title fights.
The show will be headlined by OPBF Super Featherweight champion Hironori Mishiro (7-0-1, 2) [三代大訓] defending his belt against former OPBF Featherweight champion Ryo Takenaka (18-4-1, 11) [竹中 良], in what looks like a solid third defense for the champion.
As well as the main event the other title bouts on the card will see Japanese Bantamweight champion Yuta Saito (12-9-3, 9) [齊藤裕太] taking on mandatory challenger Yusuke Suzuki (10-3, 7) [鈴木悠介] and the next bout in the career of the highly touted Ginjiro Shigeoka (3-0, 2) [重岡銀次朗] , who faces Filipino foe Clyde Azarcon (15-2-1, 5) for the WBO Asia Pacific Minimumweight title.
Although the live broadcast news is hugely disappointing it is worth noting that TBS will show parts of the card, as part of their "Guts Fighting" series, just 2 days later on free TV, giving the fighters a chance to show what they can do to a wider audience than Boxing Raise could ever manage. In a way this is a silver lining to the gray cloud.
Mishiro takes on Takenaka in latest OPBF title defense
Saito and Suzuki battle for Japanese crown
Shigeoka goes for regional title against Azarcon!
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