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Callum Smith’s world title fight delayed till 2024 after Artur Beterbiev undergoes operation

Callum Smith will have to wait a little longer for his shot at Artur Beterbiev's championships after the WBC, IBF and WBO light-heavyweight title holder needed dental surgery.

Callum Smith's bid to become a two-weight world champion has been rearranged for January 13 in Quebec City after Artur Beterbiev's operation delayed the bout.
Beterbiev was due to defend his WBC, IBF and WBO light-heavyweight titles against Smith on August 19 but the unbeaten Russian-born Canadian underwent dental surgery which led to a postponement.
However, Liverpool's Smith, a former world super-middleweight champion, will get his opportunity early next year at Videotron Centre in Canada.
"It's a few months later than originally planned, but I am thrilled that Artur Beterbiev will have a chance to defend his titles in front of the incredible Quebec City fans," said promoter Bob Arum.
"Artur has a clean bill of health and I know Callum, a supremely talented former champion, will be at his best on January 13th."

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