Jan 13 2024
Saturday

Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada

12 round contest @ Light Heavyweight
19-0-0
TKO 7
TKO 7
29-1-0

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Belts on The Line

IBF World Light Heavyweight Championship
WBC World Light heavyweight Championship
WBO World Light heavyweight Championship

The tape

39
Age
33
6' 0" / 182 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
78" / 198 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOTKOKOTKOTKO
Form
KOTKOUDUDTKO
19
Wins
29
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
0
Loses
1
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2012

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

2
The Ring
3
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WBA
-
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WBC
1
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WBO
2
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IBF
12

Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Smith report


Who won Beterbiev vs Smith?

Artur Beterbiev beat Callum Smith by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 13th January 2024 at Centre Videotron in Quebec City.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

This contest was for the unified light heavyweight championship of the world, with the IBF, WBC & WBO belts on the line.

Also, on the undercard Christian Mbilli beat Rohan Murdock and Jason Moloney defeated Saul Sanchez for the WBO World Bantamweight belt.

Beterbiev vs Smith stats

Artur Beterbiev stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.

Callum Smith made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.

Artur Beterbiev was the older man by 6 years, at 39 years old.

Smith had a height advantage of 3 inches over Beterbiev. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Both Artur Beterbiev & Callum Smith fought out of an orthodox stance.

Beterbiev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 months later than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 61 less professional rounds, 98 to Smith's 159.

Callum Smith was ranked number 1 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF in the 175lb division.

Beterbiev vs Smith form

Beterbiev remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Anthony Yarde on 28th January 2023 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Light Heavyweight, WBC World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, Wembley, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Joe Smith Jr on 18th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Light heavyweight, IBF World Light Heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Marcus Browne on 17th December 2021 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Quebec, Canada.

Before that, he had won against Adam Deines on 20th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia.

He had beat Oleksandr Gvozdyk on 18th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, United States.

Smith had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Mathieu Bauderlique on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had defeated Lenin Castillo on 25th September 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Canelo Alvarez on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas, United States.

Before that, he had won against John Ryder on 23rd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

He had defeated Hassan N’Dam on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Artur Beterbiev had been fighting more than Callum Smith.

Going to this contest, Artur Beterbiev had last fought 11 months and 16 days ago, while Callum Smith's last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 24 days ago.

Beterbiev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.

Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.

What time did Beterbiev vs Smith start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 3:45 AM UTC at Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada, which was 10:45 PM EST or 7:45 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 3:45 AM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Beterbiev vs Smith?

The ESPN show is expected to begin at 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST. The Sky Sports Arena broadcast of the card is expected to start at 1:00 AM (GTM).

What were the odds on Beterbiev vs Smith?

Artur Beterbiev was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Callum Smith made his way into the ring at 16/5 (+320) with oddsmakers.

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