The next few days are hectic in Asian boxing with 4 major televised cards between now and the end of the weekend.
The first of those will take place on Wednesday morning in Thailand and will see WBA Minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (14-0, 6) [น็อคเอาท์ ซีพีเฟรชมาร์ท] defending his title against Japanese challenger Go Odaira (13-5-3, 1) [大平 剛]. For fight fans wanting to watch this bout it will be aired on Thai Channel 7 at 14:28 local time, and will be featured on a broadcast that will run until 17:00 local time.
The following day attention turns to Japan where WBC Bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18) [山中慎介] defends his title against Carlos Carlson (22-1, 13). This bout will be aired live in Japan on terrestrial channel NTV, along with it's nation wide affiliates, with the broadcast set to start at 19:56 local time, and runs until 20:54 local time. Unfortunately this broadcast is only scheduled to feature the main event with the under-card bouts not set to be aired until March 12th, when they will be shown on G+ between 16:30 and 19:30 local time.
The next of the major cards comes on Saturday, in fact on Saturday we get two major shows in Asia.
The more significant of those shows comes from Thailand and will see Nawaphon Por Chokchai (36-0, 28) [นวพล นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น] battle with Mexican Juan Hernandez (33-2, 24) for the WBC Flyweight title. From what we've been told this will be aired at 18:00 local time on Thai Channel 3HD (also known as channel 33), but at the time of writing the channel's website doesn't actually seem to list the show, rather frustratingly.
The less significant of the Asian cards comes from Japan and will be aired on G+ between 17:45 and 22:00 local time. The headline bout here will see Shuhei Tsuchiya (22-4, 18) [土屋 修平] defending his Japanese Lightweight title title against Kazuhiro Nishitani (16-4-1, 8) [西谷 和宏], and features a host of other notable names from the Kadoebi Houseki Gym.
Although it's not clear we have also been informed that IBF female Light Flyweight champion Naoko Shibata (16-3-1, 5) [柴田 直子] will have her rematch with Alondra Garcia (16-3-1, 1) shown on RingTV on Saturday, though the details on this do appear unclear at the time of writing.
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