Artur Beterbiev vs Joe Smith Jr live stream and how to watch the world light-heavyweight unification fight for free
Artur Beterbiev and Joe Smith Jr square off at Madison Square Garden for the WBC, IBF and WBO world titles
Smith is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with Beterbiev, however. He beat Maxim Vlasov for the WBO light-heavyweight title in 2021, and defended it in January against Steve Geffrard.
Here’s a look at the main card for Saturday, which will air on ESPN and ESPN+ Artur Beterbiev (17-0, 17 KOs) will be looking to stay undefeated in a light heavyweight unification bout against hard-punching American Joe Smith Jr. (28-3, 22 KOs) on Saturday, June 18. Beterbiev will be putting up his IBF and WBC light heavyweight titles against Smith’s WBO light heavyweight title at the Hulu Theather at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Live coverage of the fight will be on ESPN and ESPN+. The undercard bouts will start at 6 p.m. on ESPN+. The main network will take over for main event at 10 p.m. and the main event will start around 11 p.m. ET.