There has been a lot of talk about future big-name opponents for WBA middleweight champion Ryota Murata. For now, he's focused on the task at hand, Saturday's title defense against Rob "Bravo" Brant at MGM's Park Theater in Las Vegas. (photos by Mikey Williams).
In the co-feature, Maxim "Mad Max" Dadashev will defend the NABF super lightweight belt against former world champion Antonio DeMarco.
This is what the fighters had to say about Saturday's card during the final press conference.
ESPN+, 10:30 p.m. ET
Ryota Murata vs. Rob Brant, 12 rounds, WBA Middleweight World Championship
Maxim Dadshev vs. Antonio DeMarco, 10 rounds, NABF Super Lightweight Title
ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET
Esquiva Falcao vs. Guido Pitto, 10 rounds, Middleweight
Michael Conlan vs. Nicola Cipolletta, 8 rounds, Featherweight
Fazliddin Gaibnazarov vs. Wilberth Lopez , 8 rounds, Super Lightweight
Adam Lopez vs. Hector Ambriz, 8 rounds, Featherweight
Joseph Adorno vs. Kevin Cruz, 6 rounds, Lightweight
Vladimir Nikitin vs. Clay Burns, 6 rounds, Featherweight
David Kaminsky vs. Noah LaCoste, 4 rounds, Middleweight
Murata-Brant and Dadashev-DeMarco will stream live in the United States beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+ .
Tickets are priced at $204, $104, $54 and $29, not including taxes and handling fees, and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets also can be purchased through the MGM Resorts International Call Center at 877-795-2564.