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What time is Naoya Inoue vs. Paul Butler today? Schedule, channel, live streams for 2022 boxing fight

Considered one of the best boxers today, Naoya Inoue has a chance to call himself the undisputed bantamweight champion if he can beat Paul Butler on December 13. 

The fight for the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring bantamweight titles takes place inside the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

Inoue will be fighting for the second time in 2022. He beat Nonito Donaire in June for the WBC bantamweight title. It was his fourth straight win via knockout, starting with his first Top Rank-produced fight against Jason Moloney in October 2020. 

Butler won the then-interim WBO bantamweight title against Jonas Sultan in April. On an eight-fight win streak, Butler is someone Inoue isn’t taking lightly. However, already a three-division champion, Inoue is ready to move to bigger things, literally and figuratively. 

“I haven’t watched his bouts in their entirety, but I can see he is a talented and aggressive boxer,” Inoue said, via ESPN. ” … If I can unify the four bantamweight titles this year, I would like to move up to the super bantamweight division.”

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Here is all the information needed to watch Inoue vs. Butler, including start time, live stream information, and card.

What time is Naoya Inoue vs. Paul Butler today?

  • 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. 

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How to watch Naoya Inoue vs. Paul Butler

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.

MORE: Sign up to watch Naoya Inoue vs. Paul Butler, exclusively on ESPN+ 

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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ESPN+ Annual Subscription $99.99/year
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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


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