Where To Watch: Artur Beterbiev Vs. Joe Smith Jr Tonight
The winner come Saturday night will have three belts and just one to go.
IBF and WBC light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev will meet WBO titleholder Joe Smith Jr in the main event at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden.
Beterbiev (17-0, 17 KOs) has maintained his knockout streak, even as his competition had improved. In his latest fight, he knocked out Marcus Browne in the ninth round. He also sent Browne to the canvas in the seventh round.
Smith (28-3, 22 KOs) is also known for his power and finding holes that lead him to victory. He was victorious in his last two fights against Steve Geffrard and Maxim Vlasov – the first was by ninth-round knockout and the latter by majority decision.
The winner of this fight could be set up to face WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in the near future.
Here’s the fight card, when and where to watch:
- Artur Beterbiev (c) vs. Joe Smith Jr.
- Robeisy Ramirez vs. Abraham Nova; Featherweights
- Wendy Toussaint vs. Asina Byfield; Super-Welterweights
- Jahyae Brown vs. Keane McMahon; Super-Welterweights
Date: June 18
Time: 9 p.m. ET