I only found out about it earlier today, I took a glance at animeondvd.com
which I only rarely check due to long term unemployment. I was very pleased, and also very happy that I will be working again soon.>>11283194
I assumed it was the first series, but i'm not sure. They're calling it "Champion Joe (Ashita no Joe) so I think it's the first, but can't say with 100% certainty.
Oddly enough it's also going to have a dub on the disc. I wonder where it came from, and if it's the same one that was going to be used for the HBO broadcast way back in the day.