Teraji vs Budler live stream: How to watch boxing online today, free option, fight card, start time odds

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Kenshiro Teraji has been cutting a swathe through the junior flyweight division for some time now and with a blockbuster unification showdown taken away from the brilliant Japanese a defence of his WBC and WBA belts against Hekkie Budler was the next best thing. The Hexecutioner is a former two-weight world champion and comes with bags of experience, so there's no thinking the Amazing Boy has taken an easy option. The boxing is now underway with the main event expected shortly.

Teraji vs Budler today promises to be a fascinating contest and is airing in various countries across the world, including an option with a free trial. But don't worry if you're on holiday while it's on because you can watch Teraji vs Budler live streams from anywhere with a VPN.

Teraji vs Budler live streams: TV schedule, dates

► Date: Today (Monday, September 18)
Venue: Ariake Arena, Tokyo, Japan
► Time: (est. ringwalks) 8 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. PT / 9 p.m. JST / 1 p.m. BST / 10 p.m. AEST
► U.S.: ESPN via SlingTV and ESPN Plus
► JPN: Amazon Prime Video (30-day free trial)
► Watch anywhereTry ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Along with compatriot Naoya Inoue, Kenshiro Tenaji is at the forefront of a resurgent Japanese boxing system. The Amazing Boy has held a version of the world junior flyweight title since May 2017, bar a nine-month period between losing to Masamichi Yabuki in September 2021 and avenging that defeat in May 2022.

The 31-year-old's goal is simple: become the first undisputed junior flyweight champion and keep up his winning record against Budler to ensure mega fights against IBF champion Sivenathi Nontshinga and WBO title holder Jonathan González. He hits hard for the weight and boxes well at range.

Hekkie Budler will need a career-best performance if he's to cause the upset, but the 35-year-old is more than capable of turning back the clock. Five years ago he beat WBA/IBF junior flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi in Tokyo and he'll need a performance of similar quality if the South African is to emerge victorious.

Dethroned later that year by Hiroto Kyoguchi, the Hexecutioner is coming off the back of three straight wins, including a first round stoppage of Wichet Sengprakhon in May, but he hasn't been particularly active since a June 2022 defeat of Elwin Soto in the Mexican's backyard. Can the underdog win again?

Here's everything you need to watch the Kenshiro Teraji vs Hekkie Budler live stream.

How to watch Teraji vs Budler live streams with free trial in Japan

Kenshiro Teraji vs Hekkie Budler promises to be a blockbuster bout, and fight fans in Japan will be delighted to hear that the contest will be show on Amazon Prime Video as part of your regular subscription. If you don't have an Amazon subscription, you can take advantage of a 30-day free trial to see if you love all the free delivery, on-demand video and music on offer. If not, you can cancel any time. 

If you're a Japanese stuck abroad, and want to tune into the Teraji vs Budler live stream, you'll need to get yourself a knockout boxing VPN, such as ExpressVPN

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money-back guarantee with ExpressVPN.

Prime Video

Prime Video is the place to go to watch the Teraji vs Budler live stream in Japan. As well as access live sport and hundreds of brilliant series, films and shows, a subscription to Prime Video in Japan also includes free delivery on millions of products on Amazon, as well as Amazon Music. Start your 30-day free trial today.

How to watch Teraji vs Budler live streams from anywhere

A VPN, or virtual private network, makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

For instance, an American who's currently in the U.K. could watch Kenshiro Teraji vs Hekkie Budler on ESPN Plus, via Sling TV, even though they're not in the U.S.

They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices, and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.


Safety, speed, and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, such as Sling, FuboTV or ESPN Plus, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Sling, FuboTV or ESPN Plus, as you usually would back in the States, and watch the Kenshiro Teraji vs Hekkie Budler live stream.

Teraji vs Budler live streams by country

How to watch the Teraji vs Budler live streams in the U.S.

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Boxing fans in the U.S. can catch the WBC and WBA world junior flyweight title fight live stream between Kenshiro Teraji vs Hekkie Budler on ESPN or ESPN Plus.

ESPN is available through most cable packages as well as some of the best cable TV alternatives, including Sling TV, Fubo, YouTube TV, and Hulu with Live TV.  

Our pick of these would be Sling TV. The Sling Orange package costs just $40 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN. Plus, right now, Sling is offering new subscribers a discount for the first month.

Fubo starts at $75 per month for 166 channels and includes ESPN too. It also offers a 7-day free trial.


Sling TV offers two packages, starting from $40 a month. The Sling Orange option comes with 30-plus channels, including ESPN. Sling is currently offering a tempting 50% discount on your first month.


If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo. Prices start from $75 a month, which includes dozens of sports channels such as ESPN. Better still, new users get a 7-day free trial.


ESPN Plus is another option for this fight. It's $9.99 per month for the basic package or you can save over 15% by signing up for a year for $99.99. That brings access to more boxing, MLB, NHL, golf, lacrosse and even UFC if you're happy to add the occasional PPV fee.

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch Teraji vs Budler live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN. And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money-back guarantee with ExpressVPN.

Can you watch the Teraji vs Budler live streams in the U.K.?

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Unfortunately, there is no Teraji vs Budler live stream in the U.K. at the time of writing. There may, however, be a late deal done to show the big world title fight, with Sky Sports, TNT Sports and DAZN regular outlets that show boxing.

Sky Sports show plenty of shows each month, while TNT Sports also have a stacked roster of boxing. Streaming service DAZN could be another potential broadcaster if a late deal can be done.

U.S. or Japanese fight fans visiting the U.K. can use one of the best VPN services to access their usual streaming service from abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN.

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Can you watch Teraji vs Budler live stream in Canada?

Unfortunately, fight fans in Canada won't currently be able to watch the Kenshiro Teraji vs Hekkie Budler bout live as no broadcaster has yet picked up the contest. Previous boxing events have been available on PPV.com and FuboTV, which comes with a free trial, so keep an eye on those outlets in case a late deal is done.

Travelling outside Canada right now? You can use a VPN to watch your home stream from abroad.

Can you watch Teraji vs Budler live streams in Australia?

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There are currently no the broadcast that have picked up the rights for the world title fight between Kenshiro Teraji and Hekkie Budler Down Under.

Previous big fights have often been shown on Kayo Sports Main Event, so keep any eye out on their website for their latest upcoming events in case it gets added late to their the outlet's schedule. Fox Sports have also been known to broadcast live boxing, so it's worth checking out Foxtel Now streaming service in case a deal is done for the fight there.

Remember, if you're not in Australia right now, you can still follow the Teraji vs Budler live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

Kenshiro Teraji vs Hekkie Budler tale of the tape

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Header Cell - Column 0 Kenshiro TerajiHekkie Budler
NationalityJapaneseSouth African
Date of birthJanuary 6th ,1992May 18th, 1988
Height5' 4.5"5' 3''
Total fights2339
Record22-1 (14 KOs) 35-4 (11 KOs)

Teraji vs Budler Fight card

  • Kenshiro Teraji vs. Hekkie Budler, 12 rounds, for Teraji’s WBC/WBA junior flyweight title
  • Junto Nakatani vs. Argi Cortes, 12 rounds, for Nakatani’s WBO junior bantamweight title
  • Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Luis Guzman Torres, 8 rounds, junior featherweights
  • Anthony Olascuaga vs. Giemel Magramo, 8 rounds, junior flyweights
  • Takumu Tamagawa vs. Hayato Yokoyama, 4 rounds, junior featherweights

Teraji vs Budler odds

DraftKings has the odds overwhelmingly in favor of Teraji (-900) to the underdog Budler (+500).

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