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Top Rank Promoter Bob Arum is floating the potential of seeing WBC/IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev take on Joe Smith Jr if both come through their upcoming respective bouts.

This will depend on if Smith can secure victory over Maxim Vlasov to capture the vacant WBO title this coming weekend, whilst divisional ruler Beterbiev is scheduled to fight Adam Deines on March 20th.

“If Joe Smith Jr. is victorious Saturday night against Vlasov on ESPN, and if Artur Beterbiev successfully defends his unified crown against Adam Deines on March 20 – also on ESPN – We could see a ferocious, bombs away, 3-belt battle later in 2021,” stated Arum via Twitter.

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