Jonathan Gonzalez vs Shokichi Iwata is set for Tuesday, November 1 at Saitama Super Arena in Japan with ringwalks expected at 5 PM JST (9 AM GMT / 4 AM EST). The contest is for Gonzalez’s WBO light flyweight title and is on the undercard of Kenshiro Tiraji vs Hiroto Kyoguchi, a clash for the WBA and WBC World light flyweight titles. Traveling abroad? You’ll need a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to bypass geographic restrictions.
In this post, we’re only recommending official sources for streaming Gonzalez vs Iwata. Unlicensed streams can’t be trusted due to low resolution, buffering, and the risk of being taken offline for copyright infringement. Fortunately, you don’t need to worry about such issues with the official streaming sources listed below. We’ll explain how you can use a VPN to watch Gonzalez vs Iwata in the highest possible quality.
The WBO light flyweight championship fight between Gonzalez and Iwata will stream on region-locked platforms. A VPN is required to continue watching your usual home streaming services while abroad.
How to watch Gonzalez vs Iwata online with a VPN
With a VPN, you can connect to a server in your home country. This changes your IP address so you can spoof your location and unblock geo-restricted content such as the Gonzalez vs Iwata fight.
Here’s how to live stream Gonzalez vs Iwata using a VPN:
- Sign up with a reputable VPN service. We recommend NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are reliable alternatives for live sports streaming.
- Download and install the VPN on your streaming device. The aforementioned VPNs all allow multiple simultaneous connections.
- Open the VPN app and connect to a server in the US for watching via ESPN+ or a server in the UK for accessing DAZN.
- Go to the streaming platform in question and check that content is available to stream without further geographic restrictions.
- Still blocked? Clear your cookies and then refresh your browser. You may need to try multiple servers (be sure to clear your cookies between each new attempt).
Gonzalez vs Iwata will air live and, for this reason, you should test your VPN with your chosen platform ahead of time.
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How to watch Jonathan Gonzalez vs Shokichi Iwata live online in the US
In the US, Gonzalez vs Iwata will be shown on ESPN+. This is good news because it’s an inexpensive, non pay-per-view way of watching the fight. An ESPN+ subscription costs $9.99 USD a month or $99.99 a year, a 15 percent discount. There’s also the option of bundling ESPN+ with Disney+ and Hulu for $13.99 a month.
Note that ESPN+ is only available in the US. To watch from anywhere in the world, you need a VPN. Connecting to a server located within the country ensures you’re assigned a US IP address, unblocking Gonzalez vs Iwata in the process. Don’t yet have a VPN? You can always try NordVPN which is risk-free thanks to its 30-day money-back guarantee.
Where else can I watch Gonzalez vs Iwata online?
DAZN holds the UK broadcast rights for the Gonzalez vs Iwata bout. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to access your DAZN UK account (priced at £7.99 a month) from abroad due to the platform’s VPN blocking. This would of course require a UK IP address via a VPN, although many have been blacklisted by the streaming service. Our recommendations, however, all unblocked DAZN UK in our tests. If you’re unable to find a server that works, you’ll need to be in the UK to stream Gonzalez vs Iwata via the UK version of DAZN.
Amazon Prime Video provides boxing fans in Japan the chance to cheer on their compatriot, Shokichi Iwata. A Prime Video subscription costs ¥500 (JPY) each month or ¥4,900 a year. It comes with a 30-day free trial, providing you with the chance to watch Gonzalez vs Iwata live online for free provided you cancel before the end of the 30-day period. Prime Video content varies by country and a VPN and Japanese IP address is needed to watch outside Japan.
Gonzalez vs Iwata: Who’s the favorite to win?
Shokichi Iwata is the favorite to win this fight and become WBO light flyweight champion on home soil. The 26-year-old heads into the clash undefeated with a record of 9-0-0, with six of those wins by way of knockout. Jonathan Gonzalez is the more experienced of the two fighters. The 31-year-old has a record of 26-3-1 with 14 wins coming by way of knockout. Iwata has a height advantage of two inches and, while less experienced, has a higher knockout rate.
Gonzalez vs Iwata: full fight card
- Kenshiro Teraji vs Hiroto Kyoguchi, WBC and WBA light flyweight titles
- Jonathan Gonzalez vs Shokichi Iwata, WBO World light flyweight title
- Junto Nakatani vs Francisco Rodriguez Jr., junior bantamweight
- Shuichiro Yoshino vs Masayoshi Nakatani, WBO Asia Pacific lightweight title