What is ESPN+? How to watch Artur Beterbiev vs. Callum Smith boxing fight through streaming app

Top Rank opens its 2024 boxing season in Canada with a light heavyweight title fight with more than gold on the line. Artur Beterbiev defends the IBF, WBC, and WBO light heavyweight belts against Callum Smith on January 13. 

A two-time European Championships gold medalist, Beterbiev won the IBF light heavyweight title against Enrico Kolling in 2017. He beat Oleksandr Gvozdyk to win the WBC title and Joe Smith Jr. in 2022 for the WBO belt. In his last fight in January 2023, Beterbiev took down Anthony Yarde to retain the titles. He has a 100% knockout-to-win ratio.

A silver medalist in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Smith turned pro in 2012. The former super middleweight contender won the WBA title in 2018 but lost the belt against Canelo Alvarez in 2020. Since then, “Mundo” has won two straight at the light heavyweight level, beating Mathieu Bauderlique in August 2022 via knockout. 

The winner of the fight will likely face WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in an undisputed title fight. Though considered the underdog, nobody is counting Smith out. That includes Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn. 

WATCH: Beterbiev vs. Smith, LIVE on ESPN+

“Every time I think about this fight, you know, as Callum does, just catch/counter, I can see him knocking out Artur Beterbiev out cold in Quebec,” Hearn told Matchroom via Bad Left Hook. “It’s a tough task but I really believe he’s going to do it and people give him a good shot in that fight, and I do… (Injuries are mounting on Beterbiev) and age, you know, had to pull out the first fight. Saw him against Yarde, obviously a very good fighter, but just started to show a few signs I think he can be hurt but a big danger and Callum has to be spot on. But I believe he’ll do it.”

Fans must download the ESPN+ app to watch the Beterbiev vs. Smith fight card. 

What is ESPN+? 

ESPN+ was founded in 2018 as an OTT streaming service. A standalone service to ESPN’s linear coverage of sports, the app provides access to live sports, exclusive on-demand documentaries and shows, and more. 

Live content available on the app includes the four major sports (NHL, MLB, NFL, NBA), as well as soccer and the WNBA. It also signed a deal with the UFC, Professional Fighters League, and Top Rank Boxing, making it the premier home of combat sports. 

ESPN+ is separate from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN News. A subscription will not grant you access to live broadcasts of those channels. The app is available on phones, tablets, laptops, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox One X|S, and Samsung Smart TVs.

MORE: Beterbiev vs. Smith: Bivol, Arthur give expert predictions

What boxing fights will be on ESPN+ in 2024? 

Artur Brterbiev vs. Callum Smith for the IBF, WBC, and WBO light heavyweight titles is on ESPN+. 

Other boxing fights on the app include: 

  • January 20: Natasha Jonas (c) vs. Mikaela Mayer for the IBF welterweight title 
  • January 23: Kenshiro Teraji (c) vs. Carlos Canizales for the WBA and WBC light flyweight titles
  • February 8: Teofimio Lopez (c) vs. Jamaine Ortiz for the WBO and Ring super lightweight titles
  • February 16: O’Shaquie Foster (c) vs. Abraham Nova for the WBC super featherweight title
  • February 17: Tyson Fury (c) vs. Oleksandr Usyk (c) for the undisputed heavyweight championship
  • February 24: Alexandro Santiago (c) vs. Junto Nakatani for the WBC bantamweight title
  • March 2: Otabek Kholmatov vs. Raymond Ford for the WBA featherweight title

MORE: Boxing Schedule 2024

How to watch Artur Beterbiev vs. Callum Smith: TV channel, live stream

Artur Beterbiev vs. Callum Smith is live on ESPN+ in the U.S.

Region TV channel Live streaming
USA ESPN ESPN+
Canada TSN+
UK and Ireland Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Arena Sky GO
Australia TBC

Artur Beterbiev vs. Callum Smith price: How much does the fight cost? 

You can pay $10.99 for a monthly subscription to ESPN+ or buy an annual subscription for $109.99.

Product Prices
ESPN+ Monthly Subscription $10.99/mo
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $109.99/yr
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported $14.99/mo
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads $24.99/mo

WATCH: Beterbiev vs. Smith, LIVE on ESPN+

When is Artur Beterbiev vs. Callum Smith? 

The Artur Beterbiev vs. Callum Smith card begins at 10 p.m. ET. Here’s how that translates to different timezones globally: 

Region Date Main Card Start Time Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)
USA and Canada (ET) Saturday, January 13 10 p.m. ET 12 a.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT) Saturday, January 13 7 p.m. ET 9 p.m. ET
UK and Ireland Sunday, January 14 3 a.m. GMT 5 a.m. GMT
Australia Sunday, January 14 2 p.m. AEDT 4 p.m. AEDT

Artur Beterbiev vs. Callum Smith fight card

  • Artur Beterbiev (c) vs. Callum Smith for the IBF, WBC, WBO light heavyweight titles
  • Jason Moloney (c) vs. Saul Sanchez for the WBO bantamweight title
  • Christian Mbilli vs. Rohan Murdock; Super Middleweights

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