After a relentless step at super flyweight and now bantamweight, Japanese champion Naoya Inoue pursues greatness. This Tuesday, at the Ariake arena in Koto-Ku, Japan, Naoya will face Englishman Paul Butler for the last crown he needs to become the undisputed champion. The first oriental in the history of boxing of the four belts.
Inoue, 29, holds the crowns of the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council, and International Boxing Federation; while the one from Cheshire owns the World Boxing Organization.
The Japanese arrive with an unbeaten record in 23 duels, over rivals such as Nonito Donaire, Jason Maloney, Emanuel Rodríguez and Omar Narvaez. In Butler’s case, this is the toughest fight of his career so far. He is 34-2 with 15 K’s.
“I’ve always imagined myself becoming the first undisputed Japanese champion,” Inoue told BoxingScene.com. “I wanted a unification match to become the undisputed champion when I was fighting at super flyweight (115 pounds). Once I succeed, my goal is to do the same at 122.”
How to watch Naoya Inoue vs. Paul Butler TV Channels
|Country||Date||Channel + Live Stream (main card)|
|United States||Sat. Dec 13||ESPN+|
|Japan||Sat. Dec 13||dTV, Hikari TV|
|United Kingdom||Sun. Dec 13||TBA|
|Australia||Sun. Dec 13||Kayo|
In the United States, Inoue vs. Butler is available on ESPN+. In Japan, it is available via dTV and Hikari TV.
In Australia, you can watch the fight via Kayo.
HOW TO WATCH THE FIGHT ONLINE LIVE?
Naoya Inoue and Paul Butler will make us wake up, but at least the fight seems to be worth it because there is not always a chance to see an undisputed championship fight within boxing. Although the organization of the combat is in charge of Japanese companies, the transmission for this side of the world will be through the platforms that make up ESPN and Star plus.
WHAT TIME IS THE NAOYA INOUE VS PAUL BUTLER FIGHT?
Apparently, the Japanese intend to show that they are willing to unify belts without the fear of losing and the case of Naoya Inoue and Paul Butler is to be admired in a year in which fighters like Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr ended up disappointing the public. In this sense, the undisputed bantamweight championship fight promises to be the best of the year, so fans of this sport can not miss a detail of the fight that starts at 05:00 am East and 02:00 am West within the United States. For Mexico City, the start of the main function begins at 04:00 in the morning.
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NAOYA INOUE VS. PAUL BUTLER
DATE: December 13, 2022
VENUE: Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku
SCHEDULE: 1:30 p.m Mexico City time
TITLES AT STAKE: Gallo WBA