The first Japanese show of the year comes on January 17th and is a card headlined by a potential FOTY candidate as OPBF Super Featherweight champion Jomthong Chuwatana (8-0, 4) defends his belt against former world title challenger Daiki Kaneko (21-3-3, 14). The bout is sure to be a brilliant one between two tough, heavy handed, highly schooled and physically strong guys each looking for a break out win and their chance to compete for a world later this year.
Whilst the fight is likely to be brilliant there were some worries that it would go untelevised. Thankfully however that won't be the case and the bout will be aired live on NTV G+ in Japan with repeats to follow on January 25th and 26th, giving fans a great opportunity to watch the bout even if they don't get to see it live.
Sadly we do need to say that NTV G+ is a subscription channel and is hidden behind a paywall even for fans in Japan. This will mean that international fans will almost certainly be unable to see it live on Japanese TV as Japanese subscription channels are notoriously difficult to stream in the west. There is however hope that Thai TV will pick up the fight, afterall Jomthong is a big name in his homeland courtesy of his Muay Thai career which has been genuinely excellent.
Sadly regarding Thai TV we've not had any information as of yet, though we do have our fingers, and toes, crossed that they will be showing it live.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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