Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2022-06-18, nice and tough exchanges: the boxing fight Artur Beterbiev vs Joe Smith Jr gets three stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Boxing Fights of 2022).
Smith vs Beterbiev is the main event of the evening and it is valid for the WBC, IBF and WBO World light-heavyweight titles. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Artur Beterbiev record
The undefeated two-time Olympian, current Wbc and Ibf light-Hw champion Artur Beterbiev entered this fight with a perfect boxing record of 17-0-0 (17 KOs=100%) and he is ranked as the No.2 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Dmitry Bivol).
In his last three matches he has won over Oleksandr Gvozdyk (Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs Artur Beterbiev), Adam Deines (Artur Beterbiev vs Adam Deines) and Marcus Browne (Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne).
Joe Smith Jr record
His opponent, the Wbo light-Hw champ Joe Smith Jr, has an official record of 28-3-0 (22 KOs=78%) and he entered as the No.3 in the light heavyweight division.
He lost to Dmitry Bivol in 2019 (Dmitry Bivol vs Joe Smith Jr) but then he has won four fights beating Maxim Vlasov (Joe Smith Jr vs Maksim Vlasov) and Steve Geffrard in his last two (Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard).
Beterbiev vs Smith info
Where: Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, USA
Division: light heavyweight (175 lbs, 79.4 kg)
Title: WBC, IBF and WBO World light-heavyweight titles
Beterbiev vs Smith Blood, Sweat and Tears – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of Blood, Sweat and Tears Artur Beterbiev vs Joe Smith Jr, a documentary to know better the life of both fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Beterbiev vs Smith pre-fight press conference
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Beterbiev vs Smith weigh-in
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Beterbiev vs Smith full fight video / highlights
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SPOILER – Official highlights
Beterbiev vs Smith result
Artur Beterbiev defeated Joe Smith Jr via TKO at 2:19, round 2.
Beterbiev vs Smith post-fight interview
Watch the official video of Joe Smith vs Artur Beterbiev post-fight interview.