Tuesday, December 29
Fuji TV (JAP), 5:00 am EST, Javier Mendoza vs Akira Yaegashi, Naoya Inoue vs Warlito Parrenas. Two world titles are on the line here, as Mendoza defends the IBF 108-pound title against Yaegashi, and Inoue defends the WBO 115-pound title against Parrenas. Also: Satoshi Hosono vs Akifumi Shimoda for the Japanese featherweight title, plus top prospects Takuma Inoue (super flyweight) and Ryo Matsumoto (super bantamweight) in action.
FS1, 9:00 pm EST, Omar Douglas vs Frank De Alba, Miguel Cruz vs Virgil Green. The final Premier Boxing Champions card of 2015 is another FS1 fight night, with super featherweight prospect Douglas (15-0, 11 KO) facing De Alba (17-1-2, 6 KO) in a 10-round main event. Patrick will be here as always for the live coverage. BLH will have live coverage.
Thursday, December 31
TBS (JAP), 4:00 am EST, Kazuto Ioka vs Juan Carlos Reveco, Katsunari Takayama vs Jose Argumedo, Kosei Tanaka vs Vic Saludar. Ioka and Reveco are rematching after a close fight in April, which Ioka won by majority decision in Osaka, where the rematch is also being held. Both of the Osaka bouts are world title fights, Ioka defending his WBA flyweight belt, and Takayama the IBF strawweight belt. Tanaka will also be defending his WBO 105-pound title from Nagoya on the TV card.
TV Tokyo (JAP), 7:30 am EST, Takashi Uchiyama vs Oliver Flores, Ryoichi Taguchi vs Luis de la Rosa. Two WBA title fights, Uchiyama defending at 130 and Taguchi at 108. Interestingly, Uchiyama once went the entire full year between fights, from 12/31/13 until 12/31/14, and the WBA never considered stripping him of his title as they did with Rigondeaux earlier this year. Ah, well! Who knows! Uchiyama, 36, has hinted that he's close to a possible retirement, and this could be one of his final fights.