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Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Smith Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Jan 13)

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  • Artur Beterbiev will defend his WBC, WBO, and IBF light-heavyweight titles this weekend
  • Former super middleweight world champion Callum Smith will be his opponent

Massive boxing action is set for January 13, as Artur Beterbiev will defend his IBF, WBO, and WBC light-heavyweight titles against former world champion Callum Smith. But, can Beterbiev successfully defend his titles on his homecoming?


How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, January 13, 2024
  • Where: Videotron Centre, Quebec City, Canada  
  • How To Watch: ESPN+

Odds

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Artur Beterbiev
Callum Smith

Fight Preview

One of the world’s most dominant fighters returns to the ring on Saturday, as Artur Beterbiev looks to successfully defend his WBC, WBO, and IBF light heavyweight titles. The superstar has won all 19 of his professional bouts, and he is yet to go the distance in a bout since turning pro. It will be the first time in just over 12 months that Beterbiev will be in action.

He was last seen in London at the end of January 2023, beating Anthony Yarde in the eighth round. The Canadian national has dominated the division throughout his career, and was also a dominant force in the heavyweight division as an amateur after reaching the quarterfinals at the 2012 Olympics.

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Callum Smith will present a stern challenge for the reigning world champion this weekend, as he has won 29 of his 30 professional fights. His only loss was suffered via unanimous decision in December 2020 after losing his WBA super-middleweight title against Canelo Alvarez.

Smith has responded to that first professional defeat in excellent style after winning each of his previous two fights. The first of those saw him score a second-round stoppage victory against Lenin Castillo in September 2021, before he scored a fourth-round stoppage success against Mathieu Bauderlique in August 2022.


Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Smith Prediction

Smith’s inactivity in the ring would be a concern for us coming into the weekend, but he has shown throughout his career that he is capable of competing against the best. Therefore, we could see Beterbiev being taken the distance for the first time in his professional career this weekend before scoring a decision win.

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