Artur Beterbiev vs. Callum Smith Unified Light
Heavyweight World Title Showdown Postponed
WBC/WBO/IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur
Beterbiev’s title defense against former super middleweight
world champion Callum Smith—originally scheduled for
Saturday, August 19, at Videotron Centre in Quebec City,
Canada—has been postponed due to a bone infection to
Beterbiev's jaw. He underwent surgery earlier today in
Promoted by Eye of the Tiger and Top Rank, in association
with Matchroom Boxing, information regarding a rescheduled
date will be announced in due course.
Beterbiev (19-0, 19 KOs), who resides in Montreal, is
boxing's only world champion with a 100 percent knockout
ratio. Smith (29-1, 21 KOs), the WBC's mandatory challenger,
has won two bouts by stoppage since dropping a decision in a
2020 title unification fight against Canelo Alvarez.