Masayuki Ito will look to defend his WBO junior lightweight title against Jamel Herring at Florida’s Kissimmee Civic Center on Saturday.
The undercard starts at 6:30 p.m. ET and will be exclusively on ESPN+. The main card starts at 10 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN. Here’s how to watch a live stream of all the fights:
Ito vs Herring Undercard Live Stream
The undercard (6:30 p.m. ET) won’t be on TV anywhere in the US, but you can watch a live stream of those fights on ESPN+, the streaming service from ESPN that includes various live sports (boxing, UFC, rugby, international soccer, etc.), all the 30-for-30 documentaries, and other original, exclusive content.
You can start a free trial of ESPN+ right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the undercard fights on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the ESPN app.
If you can’t watch live, these fights are available to be watched on-demand via ESPN+, as well.
Ito vs Herring Main Card Live Stream
The main card (10 p.m. ET) will be televised on ESPN, but if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of these fights via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages: All four include ESPN.
You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the main card on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including ESPN.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the main card on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
ESPN is included in the “Sling Orange” channel bundle.
You can start a free seven-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the main card on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
Ito vs Herring Preview
Ito (25-1-1), a native of Tokyo, Japan, fought the first 25 bouts of his professional career in his hometown before winning the vacant WBO junior lightweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Christopher Diaz at the Kissimmee Civic Center in July 2018.
The 28-year-old has successfully defended the belt once, notching a December knockout of Evgeny Chuprakov in Tokyo.
“I am excited to return to the United States to defend my world title,” Ito said, according to ESPN. “I will be at my best, as I know Herring is a tough and experienced fighter. While I ultimately want to unify the 130-pound division, Herring is the task at hand. There is no sense in talking about the future until I take care of business on May 25.”
Herring (19-2), a former United States Marine who served two tours of Iraq, is dedicating the fight to his daughter Ariyanah, whom he lost in July 2009.
“Not only is this fight landing on Memorial Day weekend, but May 25 would’ve been my daughter Ariyanah’s 10th birthday,” Herring said, per ESPN. “She passed away from sudden infant death syndrome, and I am dedicating this fight to her. I have tremendous respect for Ito, but I plan on being his most difficult challenge. I don’t want to release too much of the game plan, but I won’t be bullied like his last two opponents once the bell rings.”
The 33-year-old won the first 15 bouts of his professional career before falling in two of three. Since then, Herring has joined forces with trainer Brian McIntyre and dropped from the lightweight ranks to super featherweight/junior lightweight.
The Coram, New York, native is 3-0 since those changes, and he hasn’t lost a round.
“I have not only tremendous trainers in the corner but a great nutritionist and a great strength coach,” the 2012 Olympian said, according to Newsday. “I feel good. As long as I’ve got that combination, I’m really more confident going into this fight than I was maybe two years ago.”
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