Next Sunday fight fans in Kansai will be able to see Shun Kubo (11-0, 8) [久保隼] challenge WBA regular Super Bantamweight champion Nehomar Cermeno (26-5-1-1, 15). Sadly though it appears that only fight fans in Kansai will get the chance to see the bout live.
The bout, which will see Kubo take part in his first world title bout and potentially become the next champion from the Shinsei gym, will be aired live on Kansai TV at 16:00 local time.
For those unaware of how Japanese TV works it means only fans with in the Kansai area will be able to watch the bout, with those outside of the region unable to see it live. Though there is a chance that it will aired on delay across the country in the days, or weeks perhaps, that follow the bout.
It's a shame that no channel in Kanto will be airing the contest live and it's an even bigger shame that the under-card will not be aired live either. Thankfully though their is speculation that the under-card may be shown on delay, as Kansai have done in the past. There is also a slim chance that a deal will be done for the under-card to be added to one of the online services that currently show Japanese fighters.
The under-card it's self has two title bouts on it. One of those will see Reiya Konishi (12-0, 5) [小西 伶弥] battle against Masataka Taniguchi (6-0, 4) [谷口 将隆] for the vacant Japanese Minimumweight title whilst the other will see OPBF Lightweight champion Masayoshi Nakatani (13-0, 8) [中谷 正義] defending his title against Kaewfah Tor Buamas (23-1, 16) [แก้วฟ้า สวนปาล์มฟาร์มนก]. Hopefully those bouts will recieve some television coverage on delay.
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