((FIGHT>>STREAMS!)) Callum Smith vs Artur Beterbiev Live Free Online Broadcast 13 January 2024
Beterbiev vs Smith live stream: How to watch boxing online, fight card, start time odds today. The highly-anticipated fight between Liverpool's Callum Smith and unified light-heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev will kick off 2024 in style this evening.
Unified light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev (19-0, 19 KOs) is set to defend his WBC, WBO, and IBF titles in a clash with Callum Smith (29-1, 21 KOs) this Saturday, January 13. The bout will take place at the Videotron Center in Quebec City, Canada.
The Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Smith live stream is a stellar start the new fight year, with the Russian-born Canadian defending his three light-heavyweight world titles against Scouser Mundo whose sole professional defeat came against Canelo Alvarez. It's a fight not to be missed. Read on and we'll show you how to watch Beterbiev vs Smith live streams from anywhere.
Smith weighed in marginally lighter than favorite Beterbiev at yesterday's weigh-in for this world title fight. The Brit said he felt in the best shape of his career and he'll need to be if he's to come out on top. "Physically, mentally I'm in a good place and the only thing left to do is go and perform," said Scouser Smith. "He has been hurt, he can be hit. He's not the most elusive fighter."
Silent assassin Beterbiev was in typically quiet mode. "My team prepared a little bit better than him," he said, menacingly. The atmosphere is building in Beterbiev's adoptive Canadian home and the undercard will be coming up in a couple of hours' time.
Beterbiev is a machine. Arguably the most fearsome puncher on the planet, the 38-year-old former world amateur champion is undefeated in 19 professional fights and has won every one of them inside the distance. A world champion since 2017, Beterbiev is the current owner of the WBC, IBF, and WBO light-heavyweight titles and will be looking ahead to a fight later this year against Dmitry Bivol to become undisputed at 175lbs. A savage finisher, his recent victories over Joe Smith Jr and Anthony Yarde were typical of the ramrod jab and constant front-foot pressure he employs.
Smith may be the underdog but the youngest member of the famous Liverpool fighting family has plenty of grade. The 33-year-old was the WBA super middleweight world champion for two years from 2018, beating compatriot George Groves in the process, before losing a wide points decision to pound-for-pound contender Canelo Alvarez in a unification fight in 2020. Mundo has since rebuilt at the bigger weight, stopping two opponents with the sort of finishing that has typified his career.
Smith will the opportunity to cause an upset: "People make out he's this beast... He's got a great record, and his achievements speak for themselves, but he has been hurt twice, and he does get hit quite a bit."
Beterbiev vs Smith live streams: TV schedule, dates
Date: Saturday (January 13)
Venue: Videotron Centre, Quebec City, Canada
Time: (est. ringwalks) 12 a.m. ET (Jan. 14) / 9 p.m. PT / 5 a.m. GMT (Jan. 14) / 4 p.m. AEDT (Jan. 14)
U.S. — ESPN Plus via Sling TV
U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports
It has been a relentless march to the top of the division from Beterbiev, who holds the WBC, IBF, and WBO belts and a perfect professional record. All 19 of his wins have come inside the distance.
The most recent of those was 12 months ago in London when he took on Anthony Yarde, coming out on top after eight thrilling rounds, and having beaten Callum Johnson in 2018, Beterbiev looks to add a third win over a British fighter to his record.
Smith moved up to 175lbs after his defeat to Canelo Alvarez three years ago and has won both of his fights at the new weight in convincing fashion, though this is a massive step up in terms of opposition.
Should Smith pull off the upset, he will become a two-weight world champion and potentially set-up an undisputed bout with Dmitry Bivol later this year.
Beterbiev has held world gold since 2017, besting Enrico Koelling for the IBF light heavyweight belt. The 38-year-old has since demolished everyone in his path with his power, winning 100% of his fights via knockout. After a bone infection halted the contest between the two from initially taking place in August, a healthy Beterbiev looks to hold onto his status as king of the light heavyweights.
Smith is a former WBA super middleweight champion, winning the title in 2018. After Canelo Alvarez took the belt away from him by force in 2020, “Mundo” moved to light heavyweight and has won two in a row. The 33-year-old is the underdog and knows a Beterbiev-Bivol undisputed title fight is on the horizon. However, like Eddie Hearn, he’s confident he can change things up in the division.
Full card for Artur Beterbiev vs. Callum Smith
Main event: Artur Beterbiev vs. Callum Smith, 12 rounds, for Beterbiev’s WBC, WBO and IBF light heavyweight titles
Christian Mbilli vs. Rohan Murdock, 12 rounds, super middleweight
Title fight: Jason Moloney vs. Saul Sanchez, 12 rounds, for Moloney’s WBO bantamweight title
Imam Khataev vs. Rodolfo Gomez Jr., 10 rounds, light heavyweights
Christopher Guerrero vs. Sergio Garcia Herrera, 8 rounds, welterweights
Mehmet Unal vs. Dragan Lepei, 8 rounds, light heavyweights
Leila Beaudoin vs. Elizabeth Chavez Espinoza, 8 rounds, women’s junior lightweights
Moreno Fendero vs. Victor Hugo Flores, 4 rounds, super middleweights
Wilkens Mathieu vs. Jose Arias Alvarez, 4 rounds, super middleweights
A two-time European Championships gold medalist, Beterbiev won the IBF light heavyweight title against Enrico Kolling in 2017. He beat Oleksandr Gvozdyk to win the WBC title and Joe Smith Jr. in 2022 for the WBO belt. In his last fight in January 2023, Beterbiev took down Anthony Yarde to retain the titles. He has a 100% knockout-to-win ratio.
A silver medalist in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Smith turned pro in 2012. The former super middleweight contender won the WBA title in 2018 but lost the belt against Canelo Alvarez in 2020. Since then, "Mundo" has won two straight at the light heavyweight level, beating Mathieu Bauderlique in August 2022 via knockout.
The winner of the fight will likely face WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in an undisputed title fight. Though considered the underdog, nobody is counting Smith out. That includes Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn.
One of the most interesting boxing matchups takes place this weekend, as fans will be able to see the return to the ring of Artur Beterbiev, one of the most powerful fighters in the sport. The undefeated and unified light heavyweight champion will defend his belts against Callum Smith, who wants to make history and be the only fighter to defeat Beterbiev.
Beterbiev last defeated Anthony Yarde in an action-packed affair, while Smith has had remarkable performances since suffering his only defeat as a pro, against Canelo Alvarez at super middleweight.
Beterbiev has been a staple in the division, successfully knocking out every opponent since turning pro in 2013. The 38-year-old has held the IBF title since 2017, adding the WBC belt in 2019 and WBO championship in 2022. Anthony Yarde, Joe Smith Jr., and Oleksandr Gvozdyk are among a list of fighters who have lost to the renowned power puncher.
Smith has held the WBA super middleweight title and a number of European belts in his career. The 33-year-old is known for his 2020 bout against Canelo Alvarez, in which he lost by unanimous decision. Alvarez was the first fighter to outperform him and since that defeat, he has won back-to-back bouts by KO against domestic competition.
Beterbiev has won all 19 of his professional fights by stoppage as he looks to continue his unbeaten streak in front of a home crowd tonight in Quebec City, Canada. A win against Smith would set up a highly-anticipated fight against Bivol, who currently holds the only belt at 175lb that Beterbiev doesn't have.
Smith is back in the ring for the first time in over a year as the Scouser hasn't fought since knocking out Mathieu Bauderlique on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's rematch against Oleksandr Usyk. 'Mundo' can take Beterbiev's place in his undisputed plans tonight by snatching his belts to become a two time world champion.
Beterbiev has proved he has a solid chin and can adapt as the fight goes on. This is an important fight for him too, as if he gets the win he could face Bivol next in what would be considered a super fight for all the titles, but Smith is a live underdog here. He’s the younger and taller fighter, and if he can keep the Russian boxer at bay, he will fancy his chances.