The head of the Top Rank promotion company Bob Arum has officially confirmed that he is organizing a unification fight in light heavyweight between WBC / IBF world champion Arthur Beterbiev and WBO title holder Joe Smith.
According to the promoter, this fight will take place in the fall at the famous Madison Square Garden arena in New York.
“Arthur Beterbiev will fight against Joe Smith in the fall. We plan that this fight should take place in Madison Square Garden. I would like to have fans in the hall, but adjustments are possible,” Bob Arum told TASS.
Recall that Beterbiev spent his last fight on March 20, defeating German Adam Dines by TKO in the tenth round. In turn, Smith fought for the vacant WBO title with Russian Maxim Vlasov on April 10 and won a controversial victory by majority decision.