Artur Beterbiev will fight against Joe Smith Jr. for the WBC, IBF, and WBO light-heavyweight titles on June 18 at the Madison Square Garden. Here, you will know when, where, and how to watch the Beterbiev vs Smith Jr event along with the odds and predictions.
Artur Beterbiev made his debut as a professional athlete in 2013, and the following year he won the WBA-NABA light-heavyweight title.
Beterbiev defeated Enrico Kolling to claim the IBF light-heavyweight championship in the year 2017.
That championship has been successfully defended by Beterbiev five times. In 2019, Beterbiev won the WBC light-heavyweight title by virtue of his victory over Oleksandr Gvozdk. Beterbiev successfully defended his titles by prevailing over Marcus Browne in his most recent bout.
In 2009, Joe Smith Jr. made his debut in the professional league. Smith began his career by winning 11 fights by knockout early on in his career. After suffering his first defeat in the year 2010, Smith went on to win his next 17 fights in a row.
In 2017, he defeated Bernard Hopkins in what would turn out to be Hopkins’ final bout. In 2019, Smith’s attempt to win the WBA light-heavyweight title was unsuccessful as he was defeated by Dmitry Bivol. Since then, he has won each of the subsequent four competitions. In 2021, he won the WBO light-heavyweight title defeating Maxim Vlasov.
When and Where is Beterbiev vs. Smith?
Date: The event will take place on Saturday, June 18.
Time: The event will start at 6 p.m. ET. The main card will start at 10 pm ET, while the main event will be starting at 11.30 pm ET.
The fight will take place at the Madison Square Garden. The tickets will be available for those who want to watch it from the venue.
How to Live Stream Beterbiev vs. Joe Smith?
ESPN+ has the right to live stream Beterbiev vs Joe Smith in the USA. ESPN+ shows all the latest and exciting Top Rank boxing events in the country. So, if you are willing to watch this fight on your streaming device, you can subscribe to ESPN+. The subscription fee of the platform will cost you $6.99 a month.
Sky Sports has also the right to stream the event. They will show the event exclusively in the UK. if you want to watch the event online, you will need to subscribe to Sky’s official app.
- Beterbiev: -750
- Smith: +500
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Beterbiev vs. Smith Jr. Prediction:
Beterbiev is the superior boxer, possessing a much broader range of attacking skills than Smith. Smith has a reach benefit and does much of his finest work at range, but Beterbiev is an incredible mauler in tight proximity, with crushing body punches and a constant ability to utilize hard shots on the inside.
Prediction: Artur Beterbiev will win the fight.