It was revealed earlier today that US network Showtime would be airing the upcoming WBO Bantamweight title fight between the unbeaten champion Tomoki Kameda (29-0, 18) and mandatory challenger Pungluang Sor Singyu (46-2, 31) after worries that the channel would miss out on the fight.
From what we understand the bout will be aired as part of the countdown show for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's bout with Erislandy Lara and will give most American fans their first opportunity to see either Tomoki or Pungluang.
This news comes just hours after our Thai source confirmed that the bout would be screened in Thailand on TrueVisions though we are unsure on the specifics there. With these two additions it now seems the fight will be shown in at least 3 countries with specialist UK channel Boxnation also advertising the fact that they will be airing the fight.
Interestingly however the fight isn't actually a "goer" yet and it seems that Pungluang is having some problems with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. No specifics have been sent our way in regards to what the issue is though we understand that it is a major issue and their are some worries, albeit small ones, that Pungluang won't be licensed in the US which would force the fight to be cancelled at the 11th hour.
Whilst the threat of the fight being cancelled is slim, our source suggests it's unlikely that Pungluang would be near 100% given that he's still not in the US with around a week to go until the fight. If nothing else jet lag will effect him and could well scupper his chances against the talented Kameda.
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