This morning from Yokohama, Japan, boxing fans will be treated to a four-fight card featuring three world title fights (or at least three world title-level fights), streaming live on ESPN+.
In the main event, Ryota Murata will defend his secondary WBA “world” middleweight title against Steven Butler. The co-feature will see Moruti Mthalane defend the IBF flyweight title against Akira Yaegashi, and Ken Shiro will defend his WBC junior flyweight title against Randy Petalcorin. The show will also feature the return of Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez in an eight-round bout.
Bad Left Hook will be here with early morning live coverage, so make sure to come back and join us for the live discussion and updates!
How to watch Murata vs Butler
ESPN+ will stream the card live for US viewers, starting at 3:55 am ET on Monday, December 23. You’ll need an account, and you can get one here if you don’t have one yet.
Main Card (ESPN+, 3:55 am ET)
- Ryota Murata (15-2, 12 KO) vs Steven Butler (28-1-1, 24 KO), middleweights, 12 rounds
- Moruti Mthalane (38-2, 25 KO) vs Akira Yaegashi (28-6, 16 KO), flyweights, 12 rounds
- Ken Shiro (16-0, 9 KO) vs Randy Petalcorin (31-3-1, 23 KO), junior flyweights, 12 rounds
- Roman Gonzalez (47-2, 39 KO) vs Diomel Diocos (14-5-3, 4 KO), junior bantamweights, 8 rounds