Earlier today we got some great news regarding the upcoming WBO Minimumweight title fight between Kosei Tanaka (4-0, 2) and Julian Yedras (24-1, 13).
For much of the build up it seemed that the only broadcaster of the fight would be CBC in the the Chubu area of Japan and that everyone outside of Chubu would miss out on Tanaka's attempt to become the quickest Japanese world champion. Thankfully it's been announced that fight fans in the Kanto area, an area that includes Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama, will also be getting the fight with TBS now set to carry the fight.
For Japanese fans it makes the bout much easier to watch across the country though it's also great news for international fans with TBS being available on things like Keyhole TV and NijiTV. Essentially the fight has gone from very difficult for an international audience to relatively simple, as long as both of the Japanese streaming programs are working.
We've also been given a time for the broadcast on TBS. We've been told that the broadcast will begin at 4PM and end at 5PM, local time. For fans around the world they will sadly have to try and work that out, though for British fans it means an 8am start.
As well as the great TV news we've also been informed that Tanaka has been having a great training camp and been sparring with two talented Filipino fighters in the build up to the fight and he is said to be in great conditions and ready for the bout.
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(Image courtesy of Kosei Tanaka's blog)
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