• Sat, Jun 18, 2022
Artur Beterbiev vs. Joe Smith Jr

 Note

Arena, date and time can change.

On Saturday, June 18 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA Artur Beterbiev will meet Joe «The Beast» Smith Jr for WBC, WBO and IBF titles in a 12-round light heavyweight bout.

Artur Beterbiev
Artur Beterbiev
Joe Smith Jr
Joe Smith Jr
The Beast
Country RussiaRussia
Khasavyurt, Russia
USAUSA
Long Island, New York, USA
Age 37 years 32 years
Pro 9 years 12 years
Height 5′ 11½″ (182 cm) 6′ 0″ (183 cm)
Reach 73″ (186 cm) -
Division light heavyweight
(175 lbs / 79,38 kg)
light heavyweight
(175 lbs / 79,38 kg)
Stance

orthodox

orthodox
Titles
WBC, IBF (light heavyweight)

WBO (light heavyweight)
Record 17 - 0 - 0
(17 KOs)
28 - 3 - 0
(22 KOs)
KOs 100% 78%
Inactive 183 days 154 days
Advant.
Artur Beterbiev won by technical knockout (TKO) (video).

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Saturday, June 18 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

Arena

The fight will be held at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, USA.

On which TV channel or streaming service can I watch the live broadcast of the fight Artur Beterbiev versus Joe Smith Jr?

  • ESPN+ (USA)

Beterbiev vs. Smith Jr Full Fight Highlights

Beterbiev vs. Smith Jr Fight Promo

Who fights on Saturday, June 18?
Fight card subject to change.

Division Fighter #1 Fighter #2 Notes
light heavyweight (175 lbs)Artur Beterbiev
(17 - 0 - 0)
Joe Smith Jr
(28 - 3 - 0)
For WBC World, IBF World, WBO World tit.
featherweight (126 lbs)Abraham Nova
(21 - 0 - 0)
Robeisy Ramirez
(9 - 1 - 0)
super welterweight (154 lbs)Wendy Toussaint
(13 - 1 - 0)
Asinia Byfield
(15 - 4 - 1)
featherweight (126 lbs)Bruce Carrington
(3 - 0 - 0)
Adrian Leyva
(3 - 2 - 1)
welterweight (147 lbs)Jahi Tucker
(7 - 0 - 0)
D'Andre Smith
(11 - 1 - 0)
middleweight (160 lbs)Troy Isley
(5 - 0 - 0)
Donte Stubbs
(6 - 5 - 0)
super welterweight (154 lbs)Jahyae Brown
(10 - 0 - 0)
Keane McMahon
(7 - 2 - 0)
super bantamweight (122 lbs)Floyd Diaz
(4 - 0 - 0)
Daniil Platonovschi
(4 - 0 - 0)
super welterweight (154 lbs)Kieran Molloy
(1 - 0 - 0)
Jonathan Ryan Burrs
(4 - 5 - 0)
Artur Beterbiev

Artur Beterbiev

Artur Beterbiev is a Russian boxer.
As a professional athlete, Beterbiev has been performing for 9 years and remains unbeaten.

Artur was born in Khasavyurt, Russia, on January 21, 1985.
He currently resides in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Last fight

The last fight of Artur Beterbiev took place on December 17, 2021 against Marcus BrowneMarcus Browne.
Beterbiev won by knockout (KO).

Artur Beterbiev vs. Marcus Browne 

Artur Beterbiev's last fight

First world title

On November 11, 2017 Artur Beterbiev became the IBF light heavyweight champion in a fight for the vacant title.

IBF World champion Artur Beterbiev

IBF World champion Artur Beterbiev

Joe Smith Jr

It's going to be a fight that fans remember forever, with two of the biggest punchers in boxing today facing off.

- Joe Smith Jr,
WBO world champion

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 17
  • Wins: 17
  • Wins by KO: 17
  • Wins by dec: 0
  • Losses: 0
  • Draws: 0

Professional career

How many fights did Artur Beterbiev have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2022-06-18 Joe Smith Jr
(28 - 3 - 0)
Win
TKO
IBF World Light Heavyweight
WBC World Light Heavyweight
WBO World Light Heavyweight
2021-12-17 Marcus Browne
(24 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO
IBF World Light Heavyweight
WBC World Light Heavyweight
2021-03-20 Adam Deines
(19 - 1 - 1)
Win
TKO
IBF World Light Heavyweight
WBC World Light Heavyweight
2019-10-18 Oleksandr Gvozdyk
(17 - 0 - 0)
Win
TKO
IBF World Light Heavyweight
WBC World Light Heavyweight
2019-05-04 Radivoje Kalajdzic
(24 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO
IBF World Light Heavyweight
2018-10-06 Callum Johnson
(17 - 0 - 0)
Win
KO
IBF World Light Heavyweight
2017-11-11 Enrico Koelling
(23 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO
IBF World Light Heavyweight (vacant)
2016-12-23 Isidro Ranoni Prieto
(26 - 1 - 3)
Win
TKO
North American Boxing Association Light Heavyweight
2016-06-04 Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna
(23 - 2 - 0)
Win
TKO
North American Boxing Association Light Heavyweight
2015-06-12 Alexander Johnson
(16 - 2 - 0)
Win
TKO
North American Boxing Association Light Heavyweight
WBO International Light Heavyweight (vacant)
2015-04-04 Gabriel Campillo
(25 - 6 - 1)
Win
KO
IBF North American Light Heavyweight
2014-12-19 Jeff Page Jr
(15 - 0 - 0)
Win
KO
IBF North American Light Heavyweight (vacant)
North American Boxing Association Light Heavyweight
WBO NABO Light Heavyweight (vacant)
2014-09-27 Tavoris Cloud
(24 - 2 - 0)
Win
KO
North American Boxing Association Light Heavyweight (vacant)
2014-08-22 Alvaro Enriquez
(12 - 12 - 2)
Win
TKO
2014-01-18 Gabriel Lecrosnier
(16 - 25 - 3)
Win
TKO
2013-11-30 Billy Bailey
(12 - 17 - 0)
Win
KO
2013-09-28 Rayco Saunders
(23 - 20 - 2)
Win
RTD
2013-06-08 Christian Cruz
(12 - 14 - 1)
Win
TKO

All Artur Beterbiev's losses

Artur Beterbiev remains unbeaten as a professional.

Artur Beterbiev Highlights

Joe «The Beast» Smith Jr

Joe «The Beast» Smith Jr

Joe Smith Jr is an American boxer.
As a professional athlete, Smith Jr has been performing for 12 years.

Joe was born in Long Island, New York, USA, on September 20, 1989.
He currently resides in Long Island, New York, USA.

Last fight

The last fight of Joe Smith Jr took place on January 15, 2022 against Steve GeffrardSteve Geffrard.
Smith Jr won by technical knockout (TKO).

Joe Smith Jr vs. Steve Geffrard 

Joe Smith Jr's last fight

First world title

On April 10, 2021 Joe Smith Jr became the WBO light heavyweight champion in a fight for the vacant title.

WBO World champion Joe Smith Jr

WBO World champion Joe Smith Jr

Artur Beterbiev

I'm waiting for the contract - no matter who is there. With anyone who has a belt.

- Artur Beterbiev,
WBC and IBF unified world champion

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 31
  • Wins: 28
  • Wins by KO: 22
  • Wins by dec: 6
  • Losses: 3
  • Losses by KO: 1
  • Losses by dec: 2
  • Draws: 0

Professional career

How many fights did Joe Smith Jr have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2022-06-18 Artur Beterbiev
(17 - 0 - 0)
Loss
TKO
WBC World Light Heavyweight Title
IBF World Light Heavyweight Title
WBO World Light Heavyweight Title
2022-01-15 Steve Geffrard
(18 - 2 - 0)
Win
KO
WBO World Light Heavyweight Title
2021-04-10 Maxim Vlasov
(45 - 3 - 0)
Win
MD
vacant WBO World Light Heavyweight Title
2020-08-22 Eleider Alvarez
(25 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
2020-01-11 Jesse Hart
(26 - 2 - 0)
Win
SD
WBO NABO Light Heavyweight Title
2019-03-09 Dmitrii Bivol
(15 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBA World Light Heavyweight Title
2018-06-30 Melvin Russell
(11 - 4 - 2)
Win
KO
2017-07-15 Sullivan Barrera
(19 - 1 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBC International Light Heavyweight Title
2016-12-17 Bernard Hopkins
(55 - 7 - 2)
Win
KO
WBC International Light Heavyweight Title
2016-06-18 Andrzej Fonfara
(28 - 3 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBC International Light Heavyweight Title
2016-04-23 Fabiano Pena
(10 - 4 - 1)
Win
TKO
2015-12-05 Will Rosinsky
(19 - 2 - 0)
Win
UD
2015-09-11 Dion Savage
(12 - 7 - 0)
Win
TKO
2015-04-18 Cory Cummings
(18 - 8 - 1)
Win
TKO
2014-12-20 Maxell Taylor
(18 - 9 - 1)
Win
TKO
2014-07-23 Tyrell Hendrix
(11 - 4 - 2)
Win
TKO
2014-03-21 Michael Gbenga
(19 - 11 - 0)
Win
RTD
2014-02-12 Otis Griffin
(24 - 14 - 2)
Win
UD
2013-11-09 Lamont Williams
(5 - 2 - 1)
Win
SD
2013-05-04 Hamid Abdul Mateen
(3 - 3 - 2)
Win
UD
2012-09-22 Yasin Rashid
(7 - 2 - 0)
Win
TKO
2012-05-17 James Denson
(5 - 8 - 0)
Win
TKO
2012-04-21 Amador Acevedo
(3 - 9 - 1)
Win
KO
2012-03-30 Dennis Ogboo
(6 - 4 - 0)
Win
TKO
2011-07-30 Santos Martinez
(2 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO
2010-08-07 Eddie Caminero
(6 - 3 - 0)
Loss
TKO
2010-07-28 Charles Wade
(1 - 7 - 0)
Win
TKO
2010-06-26 Walter Foster
(4 - 2 - 1)
Win
TKO
2010-04-02 Christopher Dammones
(1 - 0 - 0)
Win
TKO
2010-03-12 Carlos Adams
(2 - 7 - 0)
Win
TKO
2009-11-20 Brandon McGowan
(0 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO
2009-10-31 David Brown
(debut)
Win
TKO

All Joe Smith Jr's losses

Who all beat Joe Smith Jr?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2022-06-18 Artur Beterbiev
(17 - 0 - 0)
Loss
TKO
WBC World Light Heavyweight Title
IBF World Light Heavyweight Title
WBO World Light Heavyweight Title
2019-03-09 Dmitrii Bivol
(15 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBA World Light Heavyweight Title
2017-07-15 Sullivan Barrera
(19 - 1 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBC International Light Heavyweight Title
2010-08-07 Eddie Caminero
(6 - 3 - 0)
Loss
TKO

Joe «The Beast» Smith Jr Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Beterbiev to win: 1/4
  • Smith Jr to win: 3/1
  • Draw: 27/1

Prediction

Sergey Loktev
Who will win: Beterbiev or Smith Jr?

Beterbiev and Smith Jr are worthy opponents.
It is difficult to predict which of the boxers will win.

Nevertheless, I think that Artur Beterbiev will win by technical knockout.

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