Russia’s Beterbiev is undefeated in 16 fights and has an ominous 100 percent KO ratio.
“Artur Beterbiev has built a tremendous fanbase in Montreal, and we wanted to give him the opportunity to defend his titles in his adopted hometown,” said Top Rank chairman .Bob Arum
“Marcus Browne is a worthy mandatory challenger, a big southpaw with a high boxing IQ. But I believe Artur is the world’s premier light-heavyweight and, as usual, will end the fight before the final bell.”
Beterbiev said: “I want to thank Bob Arum and Yvon Michel for bringing this event to Montreal. It’s been a dream of mine to defend my titles in front of the fans who have supported me my entire pro career.
“I look forward to defending my titles in dominant fashion.”