The Joe Smith Jr vs. Steve Geffrard live stream is about to begin. New York native Smith will put his WBO light heavyweight belt on the line for the first time as he begins his first title defense against replacement fighter Steve Geffrard. ESPN has the most accessible coverage on cable and streaming via ESPN+. Read on as we explain how to watch a Joe Smith Jr vs. Steve Geffrard live stream today from anywhere, anywhere in the world.
Smith won the WBO light heavyweight crown last April after defeating Maxim Vlasov by majority decision – a win that took his career record to 27-3 with 21 knockouts.
The 32-year-old was due to face Umar Salamov as first defense in October, only to have that date canceled after the Long Islander tested positive for Covid. Their postponed meeting was due to take place tonight, but Salamov was forced to pull out after failing to secure a visa from his native Russia in time.
Callum Johnson has been brought in as a replacement for Salamov, but the former British 175lb title challenger was also forced to retire earlier this week after contracting coronavirus.
This means the opportunity arises for short-notice replacement Steve Geffrard. The 31-year-old has been undefeated since 2013 with an 18-2 record that includes 12 knockouts, but his main benchmark in this fight appears to be his experience as a sparring partner for undefeated 175-pound unified belt holder Artur Beterbiev.
You can watch all the New York action unfold, wherever you are, by following our guide below to watch a Smith Jr vs Geffrard live stream online from anywhere.
- How to watch Joe Smith Jr vs. Steve Geffrard from outside your country
- How to watch Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard online in the US
- How to watch Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard: live boxing in the UK
- How to watch Joe Smith Jr vs. Steve Geffrard: live boxing in Canada
- Can you watch Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard in Australia?
- Joe Smith Jr vs. Steve Geffrard time and date
- Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard: Full card for Saturday’s event
How to watch Joe Smith Jr vs. Steve Geffrard from outside your country
There are great ways to watch Joe Smith Jr vs. Steve Geffrard anywhere in the world, but you won’t be able to do so if you’re away from home and locked out of your regular service. To work around this, you need to use a VPN to connect to a country that shows combat.
VPNs change your IP address, making it look like you’re in a completely different place. Here’s how to start.
Use a VPN to Live Stream Joe Smith Jr vs. Steve Geffrard Anywhere
How to watch Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard online in the US
How to watch Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard: live boxing in the UK
How to watch Joe Smith Jr vs. Steve Geffrard: live boxing in Canada
Can you watch Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard in Australia?
Unfortunately, there is no confirmed broadcaster for Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard in Australia at the time of writing. The only alternative is to use one of the best VPN service providers to take advantage of another country’s coverage, as described above.
Software is usually ideal for this as it allows you to change your IP address and appear to be in a completely different location – and all over a secure, encrypted connection. But keep in mind that many paid streaming services require a credit card based in the country of origin of the service.
Joe Smith Jr vs. Steve Geffrard time and date
The Joe Smith Jr vs. Steve Geffrard fight takes place on Saturday, January 15 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino, in Verona, New York.
Ring walks for the main event should go as follows.
Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard ring walk times
- Joe Smith Jr vs. Steve Geffrard time (US & Canada): 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. CT
- Time Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard (UK): 4:00 GMT (Sunday January 16)
Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard: Full card for Saturday’s event
- Joe Smith Jr (champion) vs. Steve Geffrard (WBO light heavyweight title fight)
- Abraham Nova vs. William Encarnacion (featherweight)
- Lyubomyr Pinchuk vs. Jose Mario Flores (heavyweight)
- Omar Rosario vs. Raekwon Butler (junior welterweight)
- Troy Isley vs. Harry Keenan Cruz Cubano (middleweight)
- Jahi Tucker vs. Akeem Blac (welterweight)
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