Callum Smith Vows To Derail Beterbiev-Bivol With Upset Win
Callum Smith is ready to ruin the plans of a massive fight between Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol.
Beterbiev is set to face Smith in Quebec City on January 13th in an intriguing matchup. Should Beterbiev win, it would set up a light heavyweight unification fight against Bivol which is one of the more anticipated fights in boxing.
However, Callum Smith has full confidence that he will upset Beterbiev next weekend and ruin the Bivol fight.
“I don’t blame people for wanting to see Beterbiev-Bivol. As a boxing fan, that’s a fight that I would like to see. It is a little disrespectful when there are people in boxing posting, and I’m due to fight [Beterbiev] in January,” Smith said to Boxing Social.
“I’m confident in my own ability, and I feel I can beat him when I’m at my best. I believe the best version of me beats anyone in the world. In my eyes, it’ll be me [winning against] Beterbiev and then me against Bivol after that. So, I think I can ruin people’s plans. I’m not angry for people wanting to see the fight because it’s a fight that people want to see. At the moment, they’re the two champions in this weight division – so I can’t really take too much offense about it,” Smith added.
Ahead of the bout, Callum Smith is a sizeable +370 underdog while Artur Beterbiev is a -600 favorite, so the oddsmakers don’t like the Brit’s chances.
Smith is 29-1 and on a two-fight win streak as he’s coming off a KO win over Mathieu Bauderlique and Lenin Castillo. His lone loss came by decision to Canelo Alvarez in December of 2020.
Do you think Callum Smith will beat Artur Beterbiev?