Artur Beterbiev's world light heavyweight title defence against Callum Smith has a new date. 

The contest was originally set for August 19, but this was then postponed after Beterbiev had to undergo surgery on his jaw. 

Now the two will meet early next year with Smith attempting to become a two-weight world champion against one of boxing's hardest hitters. 

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Beterbiev vs. Smith.

Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Smith

When is Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Smith?

Date: Saturday, January 13 2024

Time: 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. UK  

The broadcast will begin at 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. UK. The main event ringwalk timings have not been confirmed at the time of writing. 

What has been said?

Artur Beterbiev:

"Quebec is my second home, so I'm very happy to finally defend my titles on home turf," Beterbiev said.

"When you are world champion, everyone wants the opportunity to take your belt, and that's especially true in my case, with three titles at stake. I've already started my training camp, and I'll be ready to not only defend my belts, but to also put on an impressive show on August 19 [local time]."

Callum Smith:

"I'm no stranger to fighting on away soil, having boxed in Saudi Arabia twice, across America, and now heading to Canada on August 19. There was no hesitation from me going to Canada to fight Artur Beterbiev, and I will be returning to Liverpool as a world champion once more.

"I'm excited to finally get my opportunity to become a two-weight world champion."


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