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Artur Beterbiev v Callum Smith: Predictions from Ben Whittaker, Liam Smith, Steve Bunce & more

Hear from some of the most famous names in the sport of boxing as knockout artist Artur Beterbiev prepares to defend his world light-heavyweight titles against Briton Callum Smith.

Artur Beterbiev

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Here is a selection of some of the standout quotes from boxing experts ahead of the light-heavyweight showdown between Beterbiev and Smith in Quebec City:

Ben Whittaker
Professional Boxer

I think it's a very good fight, a tough fight for both of them.

I'd say if you are going to fight Beterbiev it's the right time to catch him now, he looks like he's slowing down a little bit, and it's not like he's not been hurt before, he's been dropped before.

Liam Smith,
Professional Boxer

Every fight Beterbiev's had, you've got your pros and cons. Yes he's an animal, yes he's a massive puncher, yes he's a very good fighter overall. but he's vulnerable, he's been down, he gets hit and he's getting very old.

Richie Woodhall,
Former Boxer

With Beterbiev it's about keeping him at bay, he's very strong when he gets to you, it's about breaking him down. Callum's got the talent and skill to do that.

I think what he's got to do mainly is box from the centre of the ring, keep him on the outside, don't let him push you back - even when he does come forward grab and hold him then push off and start again.

If Beterbiev pushes you back to the ropes, then he really unloads, and we know how tough and powerful he is.

Dan Azeez,
Professional Boxer

Callum just has to be himself. From the last times I've seen him he seems very confident, there is this air of confidence about him and I think he's going to definitely need that in this fight.

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