Over the last week or so we have seen a lot of requests for the TV details for this weeks coming bouts in Japan. Rather than reply individually to everyone asking about every bout we thought we'd make it easy and just put up one article with all the details.
Firstly we get the “Boxing FES 2015” on December 29th. The show is headlined by the WBO Super Flyweight world title fight between Naoya Inoue (8-0, 7) and Warlito Parrenas (24-6-1, 21), a bout that is Inoue's comeback following a serious hand injury. The main event, along with the chief support bout between IBF Light Flyweight champion Javier Mendoza (24-2-1, 19) and Japanese challenger Akira Yaegashi (22-5, 12) will be aired on Fuji TV from 19:00 local time, with the broadcast expected to last 2 hours, though a possible extension of 30 minutes is available should Fuji need it.
For British fans that card will be from 10:00 to 12:00, whilst fans in other countries will unfortunately need to find their equivalent time.
Sadly no other bouts from the show will be aired, unless the main events are over quickly.
The first of the bouts to be aired on December 31st is a join broadcast by CBC, which is a local channel in Chubu, and TBS. That bout, scheduled to be aired at 16:00 local time, will see WBO Minimumweight champion Kosei Tanaka (5-0, 2) defending his crown against Filipino challenger Vic Saludar (11-1, 9). Whilst many will watch this on TBS it's strangely not been listed on their boxing page, though is on their TV guide.
The Tanaka/Saludar bout has been given a 1 hour time slot and will finish at 17:00 local time.
Staying with TBS the channel will return to boxing at 18:00 where they will show a pair of title bouts as part of their huge "KYOKUGEN" show. The bouts in question will see WBA Flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka (18-1, 10) defend his title against Argentinian Juan Carlos Reveco (36-2, 19), who he beat for the belt earlier this year, and IBF Minimumweight champion Katsunari Takayama (30-7-0-1, 12) defending his belt against Mexican Jose Argumedo (15-3-1, 9). Notably it seems that Takayama's bout may come later in the show as TBS are planning to share the slot between the boxing and MMA, with Ioka's bout pencilled in as the second to be shown and Takayama's the 4th.
The final action of the year comes from Tokyo TV in a broadcast set to begin at 21:30 local time and is set to run for 2 hours. This broadcast features the remaining two world title fights. The “main” event sees the popular Takashi Uchiyama (23-0-1, 19) defending his WBA Super Featherweight “Super” title against little known Nicaraguan challenger Oliver Flores (27-1-2, 17) whilst the other bout sees Uchiyama's stable mate Ryoichi Taguchi (22-2-1, 9) defending his WBA Light Flyweight title against Colombian Luis de la Rosa (25-4-1, 14).
Looking at the details available there should be no overlap, unlike last year, however we do need to warn fans that some results may be available before the telecasts, so they may want to stay vigilante so as to avoid spoilers.
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