Inoue vs Fulton - ESPN+ - July 25 - 9 am ET

Inoue vs Fulton – ESPN+ – July 25 – 9 am ET

Stephen Fulton and Naoya Inoue are preparing for their clash at Ariake Arena in Tokyo. This marquee match, along with undercard bouts, will stream live on ESPN, exclusively for U.S. viewers as part of a morning broadcast.

Fulton, undefeated with a 21-0, 8 KOs record, is all set for his third world title defense, his second since outclassing Brandon Figueroa in 2021 as a unified champion. His adversary, Inoue, also undefeated at 24-0 with 21 KOs, is stepping into the junior featherweight division for the first time after establishing himself as the undisputed bantamweight world champion with a victory over Paul Butler last December.

Inoue’s journey to multiple titles, starting with his WBC light flyweight title in 2014, consists of seven title defenses in the junior bantamweight division and significant wins in the bantamweight category. He is now eyeing “Cool Boy Steph” as he seeks to add to his collection of titles.

Fulton, who started his professional journey in 2014, has already outperformed five undefeated opponents. After securing the WBO junior featherweight title in 2021, he added the WBC belt to his collection, defeating the then-undefeated Brandon Figueroa. Despite being inactive for 11 months, Fulton, who naturally boasts superior height and reach, is ready to offer a tough challenge to Inoue.

Robeisy Ramirez to Face Satoshi Shimizu in WBO Featherweight Title Defense

Robeisy “El Tren” Ramirez is set to set the ring ablaze as he prepares to defend his WBO featherweight world title.

Ramirez is set to fight Japanese challenger Satoshi “Diamond Left” Shimizu on Tuesday, July 25, at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo. The Ramirez-Shimizu battle will co-headline with the World title fight between the reigning WBC/WBO junior featherweight champion, Stephen Fulton, and the acclaimed pound-for-pound king, Naoya “Monster” Inoue.

The Fulton-Inoue main event, the Ramirez-Shimizu bout, along with other undercard fights, will be exclusively streamed live in the United States on ESPN+.

A double Olympic gold medalist, Ramirez (12-1, 7 KOs) rapidly rose through the ranks to earn his world championship title. The 29-year-old Cuban boxer notched up a series of impressive victories in 2022: he stopped Irish veteran Eric Donovan in February, knocked out the previously unbeaten Abraham Nova in June, and secured a ninth-round TKO win over Jose Matias Romero in October. His victory against ex-world champion Isaac Dogboe on April 1 handed him the vacant WBO featherweight crown. Ramirez, typically training in Las Vegas under Ismael Salas, will complete his training camp in Japan.

Shimizu (11-1, 10 KOs), a 37-year-old southpaw, is making his first attempt at a world title. The two-time Olympian and 2012 bronze medalist steps into this match following a second-round stoppage victory over Landy Cris Leon last December.


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Jul 25 2023


8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  • Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
  • Date: Jul 25 2023
  • Time: 5:00 AM - 8:00 AM


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