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Naoya Inoue vs. Paul Butler live fight updates, results, highlights from 2022 boxing fight

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One of the biggest stars in boxing will fight for the status of undisputed bantamweight champion on December 13. In Naoya Inoue’s way is the game Paul Butler. 

Inoue’s WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring titles and Butler’s WBO bantamweight title will be on the line. The fight takes place inside the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

A three-division champion, Inoue started his dominance at bantamweight in 2018, when he beat Jamie McDonnell for the WBA (Regular) title. He beat Emmanuel Rodriguez and Nonito Donaire in 2019 in the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight tournament to win the IBF, The Ring, and WBA (Super) titles. Inoue beat Donaire in a rematch in June for the WBC belt. 

Since signing with Top Rank in 2020, Inoue has won four in a row. If he was to win and become undisputed champion, “The Monster” could end up facing the likes of Stephen Fulton in another weight class. 

“Having all four belts will prove that I am the number one bantamweight, so for me this belt is very necessary,” Inoue stated before fight night, via The Sports Inquirer. “When I have all four belts then I will decide what comes next, whether that means moving up to super bantamweight or whatever.”

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Butler made his pro debut in 2010. In 2014 he won the IBF bantamweight title against Stuart Hall. After losing against Emmanuel Rodriguez for the IBF bantamweight title in 2018, Butler has won eight in a row. In April, Butler beat Jonas Sultan for the then-interim WBO bantamweight title.

Despite being the big underdog, Butler is confident in his ability. He thrives on proving people wrong. 

“I know I’m the big underdog, and I know every single one of them in that crowd will be cheering for Inoue,” Butler told The Sporting News. “But in a weird way, I love that, I thrive off that. I don’t mind going into the lion’s den and putting on a show.

“I watched Inoue before we were linked to him. Most of his fights are in Japan, and the fans are respectful. There’s a lot more clapping, it’s not like the English and the Brits, they’re all nuts back home and make a big atmosphere out of it. The [Japanese fans] are all sat down, they’re all clapping when their man’s doing what he does. It’s my job to silence them.”

The Sporting News will provide live results and highlights for Inoue vs. Butler. Stay tuned! 

MORE: How to bet Naoya Inoue vs. Paul Butler

Naoya Inoue vs. Paul Butler live results, updates

The main card for Inoue vs. Butler starts at 5:30 a.m. ET | 10:30 a.m. GMT | 9:30 p.m. AEDT | 7:30 p.m. JST. 

When is Naoya Inoue vs. Paul Butler?

  • Date: Tuesday, December 13
  • Start time: 5:30 a.m. ET | 10:30 a.m. GMT | 9:30 p.m. AEDT | 7:30 p.m. JST
  • Main event: 7:30 a.m. ET | 12:30 p.m. GMT | 11:30 p.m. AEDT | 9:30 p.m. JST (approx.)

Naoya Inoue vs. Paul Butler takes place on December 13. The main card starts at 5:30 a.m. ET | 10:30 a.m. GMT | 9:30 p.m. AEDT | 7:30 p.m. JST. Inoue and Butler should make their way to the ring around 7:30 a.m. ET | 12:30 p.m. GMT | 11:30 p.m. AEDT | 9:30 p.m. JST, depending on how long the undercard fights last. 

How to watch Naoya Inoue vs. Paul Butler

Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card)
United States Tues. Dec 13 ESPN+
Japan Tues. Dec 13 dTV, Hikari TV
United Kingdom Tues. Dec 13 TBA
Australia Tues. 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.

MORE: Naoya Inoue vs. Paul Butler purse, salaries

Naoya Inoue vs. Paul Butler price: How much will the fight cost? 

You can pay $9.99 for a monthly subscription to ESPN+ or buy an annual subscription for $99.99.

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Naoya Inoue vs. Paul Butler fight card

  • Naoya Inoue (c) vs. Paul Butler (c) for the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring bantamweight titles
  • Yoshiki Takei (c) vs. Bruno Tarimo for the OBPF super-bantamweight title
  • Andy Hiraoka (c) vs. Min Ho Jung for the WBO Asia Pacific super-lightweight title  
  • Satoshi Shimizu (c) vs. Landy Cris Leon for the OPBF featherweight title
  • Takuma Inoue vs. Jake Bornea 
  • Hironori Miyake vs. Peter McGrail


Credit: sportingnews.com

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