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  • Some freebies from Japan

    For whatever reason YouTube and Boxing seem to be going together well in Japan at the moment and over the next few months we've had 5 events announced for free, live, legal YouTube streams. They aren't monster cards but they all have something to get excited about. For fans wanting to watch the relevant channels are linked to:

    September 26th
    Kobe Central Gym, Japan (Boxing Real)
    Mika Iwakawa (9-5-1, 3) Vs Nanae Suzuki (10-3-1, 1) - WBO Atomweight title bout
    Shun Kubo (13-2, 9) Vs Takashi Igarashi (13-4, 5) - Kubo is a former world champion
    Kohei Oba (36-3-1, 14) Vs Yoshiki Minato (8-3, 3)

    September 27th
    Fujisan Messe, Japan (Suruga Boys)
    Tsubasa Murachi (4-1, 3) Vs Ryotaro Kawabata (12-3-2, 6)
    Rentaro Kimura (1-0, 1) Vs Takafumi Iwaya (4-3) - Kimura is one of the most highly regarded prospects in Japan
    Koichi Aso (23-9-1, 15) Vs Shogo Yamaguchi (12-5-3, 7) - Aso's fight tend to be a lot of fun!

    October 13th
    Korakuen Hall, Japan (A Sign)
    Reiya Abe (19-3-1, 9) Vs Ren Sasaki (10-0, 6) - Brilliant match up! Absolutely fantastic
    Kai Chiba (12-1, 8) Vs Haruki Ishikawa (8-2, 6) - Both guys are fun, heavy handed and have questionable chins
    Kai Ishizawa (6-1, 6) Vs Masashi Tada (13-7-3, 8) - Ishizawa is an all action buzz saw

    November 3rd
    INTEX, Osaka, Japan (Hiroto Kyoguchi YouTube Channel)
    Hiroto Kyoguchi (14-0, 9) Vs Thanongsak Simsri (14-0, 12) - WBA Light Flywweight Super title bout

    November 23rd
    Bunka Center, Sanda, Japan (TV Osaka)
    Riku Kano (16-4-1, 8) Vs Ryoki Hirai (13-6-1, 4) - WBO Asia Pacific Light Flyweight title bout
    Sho Ishida (28-2, 15) Vs Toshiya Ishii (3-0, 2) - Ishii taking a huge step up against a former world title challenger
    Katsunari Takayama (31-8-0-1, 12) Vs Reiya Konishi (17-1, 7) - Katsunari Takayama. Nuff said.

    I can't make any of you watch, but if you are wanting to avoid some of the PPV BS and want to just enjoy boxing, you could do a lot worse than tuning in to some of these BOXING REAL and A-Sign have a track record of great streams, Suruga Boys are a small local Shizuoka based promoter who deserve attention, Hiroto Kyoguchi is streaming his own bout! And TV Osaka are...well a TV company so should know how to deal with this!

  • #2
    Thanks for the info scott.

    Do you know if any will be left up as VODs ? Youtube have now switched to dash from hls and if you miss the start of a live stream you cant jump it back like you used to.

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    • #3
      A Sign will do VOD, though it might take a week before they end up VOD'd, BOXING REAL have had all theres VOD'd (within a day or two)
      TV Osaka have put their last few up
      Suruga Boys and Kyoguchi I have no idea about at all, but I'd guess Suruga will as they have next to no income for this show and would likely love the longer term pennies from advertising

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      • #4
        Great news. YouTube seems to be the way to go during this time. Might help small hall Uk promoters to put regional cards together if they add a PPV fee.

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        • #5
          If you have a chance here's the Suruga Boys show in full
          My man Rentaro Kimura fights at about 2:05:00
          https://youtu.be/oTeJIYiHARU

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          • #6
            Originally posted by iamasadlittleboy View Post
            If you have a chance here's the Suruga Boys show in full
            My man Rentaro Kimura fights at about 2:05:00
            https://youtu.be/oTeJIYiHARU
            Thanks! The third bout on that card is my favorite. I can't remember the name of the fighters off the top of my head, but they went at it. They pretty much pounded on each other all eight rounds. Don't agree with the decision, but I can see how they might have reached it.

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            • #7
              Third fight was Koichi Aso Vs Shogo Yamaguchi
              Was a majority decision (won't say which way for those wanting to watch), but scores were 77-75 twice and 76-76

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              • #8
                Originally posted by iamasadlittleboy View Post
                Third fight was Koichi Aso Vs Shogo Yamaguchi
                Was a majority decision (won't say which way for those wanting to watch), but scores were 77-75 twice and 76-76

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                Thank you for the info. Yeah, I tried to keep it as vague as possible in case people want to watch it. (And I hope they do. Japanese boxing's pretty great) It was a very close contest. I scored it a draw, but, like I said, I could see how the judges might look at it differently and be looking for different things. I would not have wanted to be in their shoes.

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