Kenshiro Teraji from Japan, is gearing up to clash with South African sensation and two-division world champ, Hekkie Budler. This high-stakes bout will light up the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, September 18 live on ESPN+
Not just that, fans will also get to witness the unstoppable Japanese southpaw, Junto Nakatani, as he defends his WBO junior bantamweight world title for the first time. He’s up against the gritty Mexican challenger, Argi Cortes.
Thanks to the magic of streaming, boxing fanatics in the U.S. can catch all these pulse-pounding matches live and exclusively on ESPN+ in the early hours.
Kenshiro Teraji, with a record of 21 wins and a single loss, snatched his first world title by defeating Ganigan Lopez back in May 2018. After a brief setback against Masamichi Yabuki in September 2021, Teraji got his revenge in their March 2022 rematch. Now, having unified the WBC and WBA titles after knocking out Hiroto Kyoguchi last November, he’s ready to face his next challenge.
The undercard is equally thrilling:
In a collision of world-class talent, former kickboxing world champion Tenshin Nasukawa will take on undefeated Mexican Juan Flores Aceves in an eight-round junior featherweight battle.
Anthony Olascuaga from Los Angeles will be looking to redeem himself after his recent defeat to Teraji as he faces the experienced Filipino title challenger, Giemel Magramo.