Earlier today the Shinsei Gym revealed announce two notable stories regarding their July 25th double header from the the Kobe Central Gym.
The show is a pretty notable one, one of the most notable ones since boxing restarted in Japan. The main event will be an OPBF Light Flyweight title bout between Kenichi Horikawa (40-16-1, 13) [堀川 謙一] and Daiki Tomita (14-1, 5) [冨田 大樹] with a second title bout being a Japanese Atomweight title bout between Kaori Nagai (4-2-3, 2) [長井香織] and Momoko Kanda (10-12-2, 4) [神田桃子].
For Horikawa the bout serves as a chance to claim another title, to add to a career collection that includes two Japanese titles and a WBO Asia Pacific title whilst Tomita gets a chance to add to the WBO Asia Pacific title he won last year, when he beat Hayato Yamaguchi.
Originally the event had planned to have fans in attendance, albeit in limited numbers, but today a decision was made to not allow fans in the venue. That decision was announced just days before the event was set to take place
The reason for the change is likely linked to the increased issues caused by the "on going global situation", specifically in Osakan boxing gyms. Whilst the venue may have been in Kobe, Hyogo, several fighters involved on it are from Osaka, including Tomita and Kanda and them potentially bringing fans from Osaka could, potentially, cause issues down the line.
As a result of not allowing fans in Shinsei have announced that they will be live streaming some of the event on a newly set up Youtube channel.
The statement only actually confirms that they will be streaming the "Semi-Main", which is the female title bout, though they do state the other bouts will be added to the channel at a later date. It is assumed however that the main event is also set to be streamed, though wasn't confirmed in today's statement.
The channel streaming the event can be found here.
The channel has also released a short trailer for the event, which can be seen below, as well as the statements in Japanese, and the English translation.
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