14 Jan

Smith loses to Beterbiev by technical knockout in the 7th round

The bout between Smith and Beterbiev was for the WBC, WBO, and IBF titles in the light heavyweight category (up to 79.4 kg).

This marks Smith's first defeat since his fight against Saul Alvarez in 2020. Beterbiev, who remained undefeated before this match, won his previous bout against Anthony Yarde by TKO in the eighth round.