Callum Johnson heads Stateside looking to become latest British world champion – and it’s live on talkSPORT
Callum Johnson is out to become Britain’s next world champion.
‘The One’ faces light-heavyweight champ Artur Beterbiev in Chicago, a week after his gym-mate Callum Smith defeated George Groves to grab his own world title belt.
Beterbiev is making the first defence of his crown and has a glittering amateur career behind him, which saw him win two World and one European Championships.
The Russian is a fearsome competitor, knocking out Enrico Kölling last November in the final round of their California scrap to take the IBF strap.
When is Beterbiev vs Johnson?
This world title showdown is slated for Saturday, October 6.
Get the coffee ready as the fight will be in the early hours of Sunday morning here in the UK.
Expect Callum to ring-walk at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago around 3am.
How can I listen on talkSPORT?
Here on talkSPORT we will bring you exclusive live commentary of The One’s world title shot.
Tune in from 1am as we talk you through all the action from the Chicago card.
Use our web player or mobile apps if you’re on the move, whilst you can also find us on your DAB Radio and 1089AM.
Who else is fighting on the bill?
The fight is on the card of Jessie Vargas vs Thomas Dulerme, as the pair battle it out for the vacant WBC Silver welterweight title.
Here’s how the night shapes up in Chicago:
- Jessi Vargas vs Thomas Dulorme (12 x 3 mins welterweight)
- Jarrell Miller vs Tomasz Adamek (12 x 3 mins heavyweight) *LIVE ON TALKSPORT
- Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Johnson (12 x 3 mins IBF world light-heavyweight championship) *LIVE ON TALKSPORT
- Daniel Roman vs Gavin McDonnell (12 x 3 mins WBA world super-bantamweight championship) *LIVE ON TALKSPORT
- Anthony Sims Jr vs Mario Aguilar (10 x 3 mins light-heavyweight)
- Erica Farias vs Jessica McCaskill (10 x 2 mins WBC world super-lightweight championship)
- Nkosi Solomon vs Matt Cameron (4 x 3 mins heavyweight)
- Nikita Ababiy vs Jake Henrickson (4 x 3 mins middleweight)
- Reshat Mati vs Adan Ahumada (4 x 3 mins welterweight)
- Shawn Simpson vs Francisco Javier Lapizco
Tune into talkSPORT on exclusive commentary from 1am on Sunday morning to hear Callum Johnson’s world title showdown, as well as Daniel Roman vs Gavin McDonnell and Jarrell Miller vs Tomasz Adamek