By Dean Berman:Ryota Murata instead of facing WBO champ Demetrius Andrade in December, according to espn.
Matchroom boxing promoter eddie hearn was looking to put together a fight between Andrade (28-0, 17 KOs) and #1 WBO Butler for December 13 or 21 on a Golden Boy card. However, Butler instead is taking the bigger offer to travel to Japan to face wba secondary middleweight champion Murata (15-2, 12 KOs).
Gennady Golovkin and Saul Canelo Alvarez
Steven Butler in demand
Maciej Sulecki last June.
Butler has a 10-fight winning streak since losing to Brandon Cook
Murata coming off knockout win over Rob Brant
That was a fight in which Brant threw an incredible 1262 punches