Earlier today it was reported that TV Tokyo, one of a number of Japanese free-to-air broadcasters showing fights in the coming weeks, would be streaming one of the up coming world title fights complete free of charge.
Before you get too excited it's unfortunately not going to be the mouth watering WBA Super Featherweight super title clash between Takashi Uchiyama (22-0-1, 18) and Jomthong Chuwatana (9-0, 4), instead it's going to be the WBO female Minimumweight title bout between Kumiko Seeser Ikehara (6-1-2, 3) and Kayoko Ebata (8-5, 4).
The fight will see Ikehara attempting to record the second defense of her world title whilst the 39 year old challenger, Ebata, will be hoping it's 4th time lucky.
At the moment we're not 100% sure who can tune in to the contest. It maybe that only people in Japan, or more specifically Tokyo, can watch the contest or it may well be a live open feed that can be watched world wide. We have our fingers crossed hoping that'll be international though we do know that sometimes things aren't quite that good in the world of professional boxing.
From what we have been told the stream will be available here http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/sports/boxing/150506 for those interested in tuning in, or perhaps trying to tune in. Hopefully, if it's a success, the channel will do these types of things more regularly in the future.
(Image courtesy of Watanabe Gym)
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