Light heavyweight contender Callum Smith is confident that he possesses enough power to knock Artur Beterbiev out.

On August 19th, Smith will travel to Canada to challenge Beterbiev for the WBC, IBF, WBO light heavyweight world titles.

The undefeated champion has knocked out all 19 of his opponents.

Smith, a former super middleweight champion, is highly motivated to win gold in a second weight class.

Beterbiev, while fearsome, is getting up there in age and he took more punishment than usual in his most recent win over Anthony Yarde.

After losing a lopsided twelve round decision to Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in 2020, Smith moved up to 175-pounds and he's looked like a more dangerous fighter at the higher weight.

Despite his age, Beterbiev will be a tremendous favorite to win the fight.

Smith, however, is paying no attention to the odds.

"I believe I knock him out. I'm confident in my own power," Smith told Sky Sports. "That doesn't mean I think it's an easy fight. I think it's a very tough fight whilst it lasts but I just think he has been hurt and if I see other people hurt him then I definitely believe I can too.

"I'm very meticulous in what I do, and I'll be prepared for the toughest 12-rounds of my career, whether we need them or not, we'll have to wait and see but the goal is to go over there, beat him, take his three belts and return home. I've become a world champion but I want to be a two-weight world champion. I think as a fighter you always want more, and I worked hard to get into this position. I've finally got my chance to achieve my dream and it's a fight I'm excited about and a chance I plan on taking."