Naoya Inoue will face Paul Butler in an effort to unify the bantamweight titles

Three-belt bantamweight boxing world champion Naoya Inoue will face Britain’s WBO champion Paul Butler on Dec. 21 in Tokyo in an effort to unify the division’s four main titles, her Ohashi Gym said Thursday.

WBA, WBC and IBF champion Inoue, 29, nicknamed “Monster” for his dominance in the ring, will carry a 23-0 unbeaten record with 20 knockouts in the Ariake Arena bout against 33-year-old Butler, who has a 34-2 record with 15 KOs.

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