Ito vs Chuprakov Will Be Aired on ESPN+

ESPN+ will be airing the WBO World Super Featherweight Title bout between Japan’s Masayuki Ito and Evgeny Chuprakov of Russia, Sunday, December 30. The bout will be held in the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.

This will be the first defense of the title by Ito (24-1-1, 12KO), who won the belt in July in a upset win over then unbeaten Christopher Diaz in Florida.

For Chuprakov (20-0, 10KO) this will be his first fight outside of his native Russia since 2013, when he fought in the United States.

The broadcast will begin at 5am with Takuma Inoue (12-0, 3KO) taking on Petch Sor Chitpittana CP Freshmart (48-0, 33KO) for the interim WBC World Bantamweight Title.

The main event is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:20am EST.