One of the greatest things about Japanese boxing in 2020 has been the influx of freely available fights from Japan being streamed on YouTube thanks to things like A-Sign Boxing and Boxing Real. Whilst they have been an amazing chance to watch more boxing both of those are essentially backed by promoters, with Yokohama Hikari and Ichitaro Ishii being responsible for A-Sign and Boxing Real linked to Shinsei Promotions.
Interestingly Seki-Chan, who runs the brilliant Boxing Player Directory, is looking join the growth in streaming live boxing in Japan. Unlike the others they are looking to do so without being affiliated to a promoter and instead buying the broadcasting rights to shows essentially as a fan, or a normal person.
To do that Seki-Chan has set up a YouTube channel which is intended to be used to live stream events. For that to work however they want 1,000 subscribers on the account, which opens up the ability to run superchats to help fund the whole thing.
With that in mind we would like to ask all of our readers to help support Seki-Chan reach that goal, and support what could be an invaluable asset for fans following Japanese boxing. To do that we ask that all subscribe to the YouTube channel, help it hit 1,000 subscribers and help make this whole thing possible.
The hope is for the first show to be featured on the channel will be the November 29th card from Aichi, in Central Japan, an area not often given much attention when it comes to TV time and live exposure. Sadly with Central Japan being one of the most over-looked areas in Japanese boxing, the area's prospects and hopefuls often go over-looked, or have to travel to Osaka and Tokyo for bouts of genuine note. With that in mind this seems like a great show for the channel to stream, and for fans to enjoy.
The plan will be for the rights not only to live broadcast the event but also to leave the fights online in an archive format, essentially allowing on demand viewing.
Given how successful the Boxing Player Directory is and how excellent of a job Seki-Chan has done with that it it's hard not to get behind and support this idea, and we really do hope anyone with a passing interest in Japanese boxing helps. To do that we ask that you subscribe to the channel and share it!
As we write this the channel has 637 subscribers and we hope that with your support it will hit 1,000 soon enough to help Seki-Chan secure the rights to the November 29th card!
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