The month of March is a hectic one to begin with, with numerous televised cards to begin the month. The month does go through some quiet periods though, before picking up a little bit. Here we have tried to list the bouts with TV details set in stone. Sadly we know we have missed some Thai cards, but that's down to a lack of available information at the time of writing.
The month's first televised action comes from Thailand where Wanheng Menayothin defends his WBC Minimumweight title against former Japanese champion Go Odaira. The bout is likely to be partway through the broadcast though unfortunately we've not been given any information on he rest of the card. Given the TV slow is 3 hours long we are expecting several other bouts to be shown, though the quality may be somewhat lacking.
The Japanese action kicks off with almost 3 hours of action on G+, which allows fans to see the under-card of the day's main attraction. The main event of the broadcast will be Yu Kimura's bout with Ganigan Lopez, a bout that sees Kimura defending his WBC Light Flyweight title for the first time. Sadly for many fans this will be a broadcast they have to miss as watch G+ is notoriously difficult at the best of times.
Also on this broadcast is a bout between Shuya Masaki and Vergil Puton, a bout that really should test Masaki's potential.
Following on from the G+ broadcast is an NTV broadcast that will air the main event of the day, which sees Shinsuke Yamanaka defending the WBC Bantamweight title against Liborio Solis. This really is a mouth watering match up and one that deserves more attention than it seems to be getting. It's clear that Yamanaka will be the favourite but we do suspect that he will be seriously tested.
Unlike the first part of the card, this one is on free-to-air TV in Japan.
Action returns to G+ less than 24 hours after their previous show, and this is a bit of a bumper card with more than 4 hours given to the broadcast. Despite the long time slot the action isn't world class, but should be compelling all the same.
The main event will see the always fun to watch Daigo Higa defending his WBC Youth Flyweight title against the once beaten Rommel Oliveros. Of course not only is Higa defending his title, for the second time, but he is also defending a 100% KO run as he hunts a 9th straight stoppage.
In the chief supporting bout Ryuto Maekawa will be risking his unbeaten record against Bimbo Nacionales of the Philippines. This isn't a huge bout, but we do think Maekawa could be in for a very tough night with the under-rated Filipino.
19:00* Boxnation, AWE, Australia Main Event, RPC Channel 4 and others
For a third day in a row fight fans get world title action as WBA “regular” Heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev defends his title against the heavy handed Lucas Browne. This really could be one of the more entertaining Heavyweight bouts of recent times, with both men being very flawed, but both having styles that should gel well. Given it's status as a Heavyweight title bout the contest is set to be screened in multiple nations, though unfortunately specific channel times have been rather difficult to come by ahead of this article.
*Time taken is from the Boxnation website which is in the UK, other channels may begin their broadcasts at different times based on their own schedules.
Time unconfirmed-MBC Sports+
We see the first of two KBF sanctioned shows on March 19th with the card being headlined by an “Oriental” title fight, though we must admit we're unsure what Oriental title is on the line. The main bout will see Korean Jin-Wook Lim battle unbeaten Japanese visitor Shohei Kawashima in what could be a very good match up. Neither guy has major power but this could be very competitive.
This broadcast will also feature a KBF Super Flyweight title fight between Yo Han Bae and Pil Joon Kim, who both have incomplete records on boxrec.com
Time uncomfirmed-MBC Sports+
Back in Korea fans will be getting an IBF regional title fight with MBC Sports + televising a bout between rising Korean star Ye Joon Kim and Thailand's Patomsith Pathompothong. The winner of this one is expected to move towards an IBF Featherweight title bout and could well find themselves getting notable bouts later in the year.
As well the main event it's also thought that the chief support bout will be televised, with that one being a bout between local fighter Je Ni Ma and Indonesian veteran Michael Speed Sigarlaki.
The third meeting between Satoshi Hosono and Rikiya Fukuhara will be televised in early April despite taking place in late March.
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