Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Smith official for unified LHW title

Jason Moloney vs Saul Sanchez on weight for bantamweight title

Undefeated light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev and once beaten challenger Callum Smith successfully made the required 175-pound limit for their world title clash on Saturday, January 13 at Videotron Centre in Québec City, Canada. The pair squares off in a 12-round main event live on ESPN.

Montreal-based Artur Beterbiev (19-0, 19 KOs) weighed-in at 175 lbs for the second defense of his unified WBC, WBO and IBF belts. British former super middleweight champion Callum Smith (29-1, 21 KOs) was 174.6 lbs.

The second world title bout on the night pits WBO bantamweight champion Jason Moloney (26-2, 19 KOs) of Australia against Saul Sanchez (20-2, 12 KOs) of Encino, California. The 12-round bout headlines a lineup of preliminary action live on ESPN+.

Both fighters also successfully made the required limit. Jason Moloney (26-2, 19 KOs) tipped the scales at 117.5 lbs for his first title defense. Sanchez showed 117.8 lbs for his first attempt to become world champion.

In the co-feature to Beterbiev vs Smith, Christian Mbilli (25-0, 21 KOs) of Cameroon takes on Rohan Murdock (27-2, 19 KOs) of Australia. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with Mbilli’s WBC Continental Americas and WBA International super middleweight titles on the line. The fighters came in at 167.3 lbs and 167.6 lbs, respectively.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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