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.

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.

    What has been said?

    “It’s an exciting fight. It’s exactly what I’m in boxing for, to win world titles,” Smith told Boxing Social. “I get to win three if I win this fight. It’s a huge fight for me but it’s a fight I’ve always liked. I’ve known of Artur Beterbiev for a long time. I know his style and I feel it matches up pretty well with mine. I think from a neutral view it’s a pretty exciting fight but I’m fully confident of going out there, coming out on top and taking his belts off him.”

    “People make out he’s this beast. Part of him is, 19 fights with 19 knockouts. 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,” Smith said. “He’s not an elusive, hard to hit fighter. I do see ways in which I believe I can win. If somebody’s there for me to hit, I definitely believe I can hurt them and when I’ve seen other fighters hurt them, I definitely believe I can do the same.

    “I’m going over there with the full belief that if I catch him, I hurt him and if I hurt him I believe I can get rid of him.” 



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