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Artur Beterbiev vs. Joe Smith Jr: ring walk time, livestream, undercard, fight cards

Beterbiev vs Smith boxing

The world heavy weight title boxing is going to start inside the Madison Square at New York’s Hulu Theater. The WBC and IBF titles defender Artur Beterbiev will face Joe Smith Jr, while Smith has the WBO belt. The main card will start around 11 PM ET and the main fight will start 12 am (approx). ESPN TV network promise to coverage Beterbiev vs Smith Jr. title fight in the United States as well ESPN+ will be live streamed the under card and main card fight.

Here’s you make sure how to get access Artur Beterbiev vs. Joe Smith Jr live stream Top Rank Boxing championship tonight in the USA, Canada, Australia or wherever you are.

How to watch Beterbiev vs Smith boxing and live stream?

Where: Moody Center, Austin, TX

When: June 18

TV Channel: ESPN, ESPN+

Live Stream: Fightpass (anywhere)

Beterbiev made his pro debut in 2013 and won the WBA-NABA light-heavyweight title in 2014. In 2017, Beterbiev won the IBF light-heavyweight title against Enrico Kolling. Beterbiev has defended that title five times. In 2019, Beterbiev beat Oleksandr Gvozdyk to win the WBC light-heavyweight title. In his last fight, Beterbiev beat Marcus Browne to retain the titles.

Smith has cobbled together 4 straight victories, including a 9th-round KO against Steve Geffrard last time out. His last loss came in March 2019 against Dmitrii Bivol in a unanimous-decision setback at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino.

 When is Artur Beterbiev vs. Joe Smith Jr., fight date, start time

Date:  Saturday, June 18
Main card:  10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. GMT
Main event ringwalks (approx):  11:00 p.m. ET/ 4:00 a.m. GMT

How to watch: Click here to watch online

The main card is set to start at 10 p.m. ET/ 3 a.m. GMT with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 11:00 p.m. ET/ 4:00 a.m. GMT. As ever with a live fight night, these timings are subject to change depending on the length of the undercard fights.

Artur Beterbiev vs. Joe Smith Jr. fight card

  • Artur Beterbiev (c) vs. Joe Smith Jr. (c) for the WBC, IBF, and WBO light-heavyweight titles
  • Robeisy Ramirez vs. Abraham Nova; Featherweights
  • Wendy Toussaint vs. Asina Byfield; Super-Welterweights
  • Jahyae Brown vs. Keane McMahon; Super-Welterweights

Beterbiev vs. Smith Odds and Prediction

This is an easy one to pick and at the same time is not. Beterbiev is the better boxer with a much wider variety of offensive tools than Smith, whose money punch is that right hand. Smith has a reach advantage and does a lot of his best work at distance, but in close quarters Beterbiev is an absolute mauler with punishing body shots and a consistent ability to leverage hard shots on the inside. I’m not sure Smith will be able to cope with Beterbiev’s pressure and if he loads up for the knockout shot he could find himself eating counters and looking silly. It’s hard to ignore how rough that Vlasov fight looked for Smith and how Beterbiev is so much better at drawing his opponents into his sort of fight.

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