WBC and IBF gentle heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev of Russia is anticipating the contract for his battle with WBO beltholder Joe Smith to be signed within the coming days.
World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman was notified that their extremely anticipated gentle heavyweight unification is scheduled for September 18 in New York.
Beterbiev, who desires to unify your complete weight class, could be very motivated to seize one other world title.
“The battle with Smith on September 18 has not but been confirmed. I am ready for the contract. I feel that difficulty will probably be resolved within the coming days. In fact I wish to have this battle, as a result of in spite of everything Smith has the belt. Basically, I do not care who I’m going up towards. The primary factor is to win the belt,” mentioned Beterbiev to Ildar Satdinov.
Smith appeared lower than spectacular in his final battle again in April, when he secured a twelve spherical majority resolution over Maxim Vlasov to seize the WBO title.
Beterbiev is actually not overlooking Smith’s skills within the ring.
“I haven’t got the thought course of that Smith has no probability in a battle with me. Any boxer has an opportunity of successful. Smith just isn’t an odd fighter, he’s skilled, he boxed with sturdy opponents, confirmed good boxing,” Beterbiev mentioned.
For his half, Beterbiev noticed motion again in March. On the Ice Palace in Moscow, he put away German contender Adam Dienes within the tenth spherical of motion.
Beterbiev has an ideal file with 16 wins and all of them have come inside the space. On the account of Smith, there are 27 wins (21 of them by means of knockout) with three defeats.