When is Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Smith? UK start time, live stream, TV channel, undercard info for world title fight
ARTUR BETERBIEV makes his return to the ring later this summer as he takes on Callum Smith.
The Russian last fought in January, beating Anthony Yarde by TKO in an entertaining back-and-forth fight at Wembley Arena in London.
Artur Beterbiev beat Anthony Yarde by TKO when they fought in JanuaryRichard Pelham / The Sun
ReutersCallum Smith will be fighting for the world light-heavyweight titles for the first time[/caption]
Beterbiev, who holds the WBO, WBC and IBF titles at 175lbs has won all 19 of his fights by knockout, and he’ll be hoping the trend continues.
But Smith has only lost once in his career, to Canelo Alvarez, but now he’s looking incredibly powerful in the ring up at light-heavyweight.
Smith dispatched of Lenin Castillo with a brutal knockout before folding Mathieu Bauderlique in half last year.
He hasn’t faced anyone like Beterbiev, however, and he has to do so on away soil in Canada.
When is Beterbiev vs Smith?
Beterbiev’s big clash with Smith will take place on Saturday, August 19.
Ring-walks for the main event will likely get going from 4am UK time on Sunday, August 20.
The fight will be held at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
What channel is it and can it be live streamed?
Smith vs Beterbiev will be shown live on Sky Sports Arena and Main Event in the UK.
You can live stream the action from the NOW TV or Sky Go app, both of which are available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.
Smith vs Beterbiev undercard
An undercard has yet to be announced for Smith vs Beterbiev.
Check back at SunSport for all the details on the event.
What has been said?
But Smith warned: “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.”
Beterbiev added: “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 August 19 [local time].”