New Year’s Eve is going to bring us the fight between the Money Man himself and Japanese kickboxing sensation, Tenshin Nasukawa. This would have been a shocking fight, but for the fact that Mayweather had gone out of his realm last year to fight Conor McGregor – another MMA fighting giant.
Scheduled to happen in Saitama Arena, Japan, the game might not be readily available to those in other markets. How about we clear all the possible viewing problems and see how you can grab the fight from anywhere in the world?
Viewing problems to expect
Since the fight will be in Japan, it is almost sure that there would be blackouts in other countries of the world. All the content distribution plans have not been put in place yet but as of now, the US and UK can kiss getting the game live goodbye.
Unlike many other Mayweather fights which happen right in the States, this one will not be shown on cable TV too.
After the blackouts, networks might obtain the rights to show the fight many hours after it has ended. Of course, this would be limited to select countries too. That puts a whole lot of people out of the spectrum of those who will be able to get the game at all.
But then, these do not have to be a main issue.
How to fix that
Without much ado, the simple fix that works here is a VPN.
Here’s why it works:
A VPN allows you route your internet traffic through several secure servers and channels that has been set up on it. On connecting to these servers, your physical address is changed from your IP address, allowing you access content from anywhere in the world like you were there.
Applying that same principle to seeing this fight, you should:
- Get yourself a VPN
- Connect to a server location in Japan (since that is where the fight will be broadcasted)
- Sign up for a Fuji TV streaming plan (or use the free trial package)
- Login at the game time and enjoy the action live.
The above option provides you the game for even free, but the broadcast will be in Japanese. For English-speaking countries, you can watch the Mayweather vs Nasukawa fight live on Fite TV. Simply:
- Fire up your VPN
- Connect to a US server location this time around
- Sign up for/ Login to your Fite TV account
- Purchase the fight (you might need to have a valid US credit card to complete this step) and
- Enjoy it on the day it happens
Depending on where you are in the world, the fixes above will do the magic for you.
Now that you know how to watch the fight, which one of these fighters will you tip for glory?
Note that Mayweather has the better record, having taken on 50 games and surmounted all. Nasukawa might have always been the winner too, but he pales in comparison by a 23-fight margin.
However, that does not take away the fact that both fighters are experienced professionals in their fields. While boxing rules will be strictly employed (so no kicking), Mayweather may have the slight edge.
No matter what happens, though, we know this is a promotional fight that won’t be tied to the official records of both fighters.
There you have it. Don’t let anyone tell you who landed what punch. Ensure you’re on hand to watch the fight yourself.