Earlier today we were informed that a Japanese show set for September 16th, will be televised, showcasing two Japanese national champions defending their titles.
The fights in questions are the Japanese Bantamweight title fight between Shohei Omori (14-0, 9) and Hirofumi Mukai (11-3-2, 1) and the Japanese Lightweight title fight between Kota Tokunaga (15-2, 10) and Yuhei Suzuki (16-4, 12). Both the bouts appear to be good tests for the champions both making the first defense of their titles.
Whilst the news that both bouts will be televised is genuinely great news it does come with some disappointing news. That is that the bouts will only be shown live on the obscure GAORA, which is an incredibly hard to access channel for those living outside of Japan/
Whilst GAORA will be airing the show live it's also been reported that MBS will be airing the bouts on tape delay, unfortunately however MBS aren't a national channel and will instead only be showing the fight over the local Kinki area, which includes Kyoto, where the champions are from, Osaka, Hyogo and Nara.
Whilst it's great news that the show will be aired it's a real shame that the bouts are unlikely to see the light of day outside of Japan. This means that fans who have started to follow Omori will not be able to see his first defense, unless MBS, hopefully, make the bout available online in the future.
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