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Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Smith Preview & Picks – Beterbiev To Retain World Titles By KO

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10 Jan 2024
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Leigh Copson 10 Jan 2024
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  • Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Smith picks for Saturday, January 13
  • Fight taking place at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada
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    Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Smith Preview & Picks
  • Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Smith Preview & Picks
  • Artur Beterbiev Form
  • Callum Smith Form

Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Smith Preview & Picks

Artur Beterbiev is tipped to retain his world titles via knockout.

Beterbiev’s mix of pressure, power and technique has broken opponent after opponent so far.

It is the road to success here too, with a late stoppage the most likely outcome in this fight.

  • Artur Beterbiev has a 19-0 professional record
  • All 19 of Beterbiev’s wins have come by KO/TKO
  • 4 of Beterbiev’s last 5 KO wins have come in Rounds 8-10 

Artur Beterbiev Form

Artur Beterbiev is the WBC, IBF and WBO light-heavyweight champion with a perfect 19-0 (19 KOs) record.

Beterbiev became world champion back in November 2017 when he stopped Enrico Kolling in the final round to win the vacant IBF title.

He successfully defended the belt by stopping Callum Johnson in the fourth round and Radivoje Kalajdzic in the fifth.

The 38-year-old Russian, now fighting out of Canada, then added the WBC belt in October 2019 when he knocked out Oleksandr Gvozdyk in the 10th round.

Beterbiev stopped Adam Deins in the 10th and Marcus Browne in the ninth as he continued his perfect run, setting up another unification fight.

This time he took on Joe Smith Jr in June 2022, and he took out the WBO champion in just two rounds to add another belt to his collection.

Then, in January of this year, he made his first successful defence of all three titles when he travelled to England to knock out Anthony Yarde in the eighth round.

Callum Smith Form

Callum Smith is a former world super-middleweight champion with a 29-1 (21 KOs) record.

Smith became a world champion for the first time in 2018 when he took part in the World Boxing Super Series.

Having beaten Erik Skoglund and Nieky Holzken by unanimous decision in the first two rounds, he earned a shot at George Groves in the final.

‘Mundo’ was able to knock out Groves in the seventh round, claiming the WBA (Super), Ring Magazine and WBSS titles.

Smith made quick work of his first title defence as he took out Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam in the third round.

He then beat John Ryder by unanimous decision to set up a big unification fight with pound-for-pound number one, Canelo Alvarez, in December 2020.

The 33-year-old Liverpudlian went the distance with Alvarez, but a victory for Canelo was never in doubt and he handed Smith his first career defeat.

Smith stepped up to light-heavyweight after the loss and is 2-0 in the weight class so far, having stopped Lenin Castillo in the second and Mathieu Bauderlique in the fourth.

Verdict

Artur Beterbiev is showing no major signs of slowing down despite his age.

His pressure and power continues to be too much for opponents, so we are predicting another late stoppage win.

Best Bet: Beterbiev by KO/TKO Method of Victory @-163.93 at Stake.us - 4 Units
Value Bet: Beterbiev in Rds 7-12 Round Group Betting @160.00 at Stake.us - 2 Units
Round Tip: Beterbiev in Rds 10-12 Round Group Betting @400.00 at Stake.us - 1 Unit
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