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Top Rank Wins Purse bid for Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Smith Light Heavyweight Unified Title fight


Top Rank as won the rights to promote the WBC mandatory light heavyweight fight between WBC, IBF and WBO Unified Champion Artur Beterbiev (19-0 19KOs) and Callum Smith (29-1 21KO's) . Top Rank bidded $2.115m. Matchroom came up short by 15k.


Beterbiev vs Smith will likely take place in Montreal, Canada the summer of 2023. This will serve as a hometown fight for Beterbiev who currently resides in Montreal.


Beterbiev is coming off a Fight of the Year candidate vs Anthony Yarde in January. Beterbiev stopped the gamed Yarde in eight rounds. Smith will enter this fight with Beterbiev coming off nearly a year layoff due to injury which canceled his schedule March 11th fight. Smith stopped Mathieu Bauderluique August 2022 to the become WBC mandatory challenger.



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