Artur Beterbiev (King Artur) is a Russian professional boxer, who holds Russian and Canadian citizenship. He was born in Khasavyurt, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union on January 21, 1985. Beterbiev made his professional boxing debut at the age of 28 against Christian Cruz on June 8, 2013. He is a light-heavyweight world champion. Beterbiev is 37 years old, he will turn 38 in 1 month and 13 days.
9 years into his professional boxing career, Artur Beterbiev has fought 18 times with 18 wins and no losses. As of December 2022, Beterbiev's boxing record stands at 18-0 (18 KOs). In total, he has fought 83 rounds of professional boxing in 18 bouts.
|Total Title Wins||3|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||7|
|Losses via KO||0|
|19||Jan 23, 2023||38||Anthony Yarde||NA||NA|
|18||Jun 18, 2022||37||Joe Smith Jr.||Win||TKO2|
|17||Dec 17, 2021||36||Marcus Browne||Win||KO9|
|16||Mar 20, 2021||36||Adam Deines||Win||TKO10|
|15||Oct 18, 2019||34||Oleksandr Gvozdyk||Win||TKO10|
|14||May 4, 2019||34||Radivoje Kalajdzic||Win||KO5|
|13||Oct 6, 2018||33||Callum Johnson||Win||KO4|
|12||Nov 11, 2017||32||Enrico Kölling||Win||KO12|
|11||Dec 23, 2016||31||Isidro Ranoni Prieto||Win||TKO1|
|10||Jun 4, 2016||31||Ezequiel Maderna||Win||TKO4|
|9||Jun 12, 2015||30||Alexander Johnson||Win||TKO7|
|8||Apr 4, 2015||30||Gabriel Campillo||Win||KO4|
|7||Dec 19, 2014||29||Jeff Page Jr.||Win||TKO2|
|6||Sep 27, 2014||29||Tavoris Cloud||Win||KO2|
|5||Aug 22, 2014||29||Alvaro Enriquez||Win||TKO1|
|4||Jan 18, 2014||28||Gabriel Lecrosnier||Win||TKO4|
|3||Nov 30, 2013||28||Billy Bailey||Win||KO1|
|2||Sep 28, 2013||28||Rayco Saunders||Win||RTD3|
|1||Jun 8, 2013||28||Christian Cruz||Win||TKO2|
Artur Beterbiev started boxing professionally at 28 years of age. He debuted against Christian Cruz on June 8, 2013 and defeated Cruz via 2nd round TKO.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 32 on November 11, 2017 after 11 professional fights against Enrico Kölling for the light-heavyweight IBF (vacant) title. Beterbiev defeated Kölling via 12th round KO to become the new light-heavyweight champion of the world.
Beterbiev's notable victories include wins over Joe Smith Jr., Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Callum Johnson, Radivoje Kalajdzic, Tavoris Cloud, Marcus Browne, and Adam Deines. For a complete list of Beterbiev's best performances refer to Artur Beterbiev's best fights.
His most recent fight was a light-heavyweight title unification bout against American boxer Joe Smith Jr. on June 18, 2022. Beterbiev won the fight via 2nd round TKO — defending his WBC and IBF titles and winning the WBO title. It's been 5 months and 20 days since this fight.
These three fights are the highlight of of Artur Beterbiev's boxing career so far.
A 32-year old Artur Beterbiev (11-0) had his first world title fight against Enrico Kölling for the vacant IBF light-heavyweight belt. Kölling was 27 years old with a record of 23-1. Beterbiev deafeated Kölling via 12th round KO to win the vacant IBF light-heavyweight title.
A 34-year old Artur Beterbiev (14-0) faced Oleksandr Gvozdyk, who was 32 years old and 17-0 in a light-heavyweight unification fight. Beterbiev deafeated Gvozdyk via 10th round TKO to win the WBC light-heavyweight title and retain the IBF light-heavyweight title. He handed Gvozdyk the first loss of his career, and put an end to Gvozdyk's 17-fight win streak.
A 37-year old Artur Beterbiev (17-0) faced Joe Smith Jr., who was 32 years old and 28-3 in a light-heavyweight unification fight. Beterbiev deafeated Smith Jr. via 2nd round TKO to win the WBO light-heavyweight title and retain the WBC and IBF light-heavyweight titles.
Artur Beterbiev's next fight is scheduled against British boxer Anthony Yarde for January 23, 2023 at the OVO Arena, Wembley, London, England. He will be defending his light-heavyweight WBC, IBF, and WBO titles.
Artur Beterbiev fought for world titles in three fights and won all of them. In total, he has won three belts at light-heavyweight (WBC, IBF, WBO). He is a two-time unified light-heavyweight world champion.
Some of Beterbiev's best wins so far are against Joe Smith Jr., Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Callum Johnson, Radivoje Kalajdzic, Tavoris Cloud, Marcus Browne, and Adam Deines
Beterbiev has knocked out 18 of his 18 opponents so far. His KO ratio currently stands at 100%. Of his total 18 wins, 18 of them have been via KO (100%).
Artur Beterbiev is currently undefeated. He hasn't lost a single fight till now and is on a 18-fight win streak.