Magomed Kurbanov vs Liam Smith is scheduled for Friday, May 7 at 11 AM EST (8 AM PST / 4 PM BST). The matchup sees former WBO junior middleweight world champion Liam “Beefy” Smith travel to Russia to face the undefeated Magomed Kurbanov for the vacant WBO international junior middleweight title. If you’re located outside the US, you’ll need a Virtual Private Network (VPN) in order to watch the title fight online. Read on to find out how!
Note that we’re only recommending official sources for watching Magomed Kurvanov vs Liam Smith live online. While you may encounter unlicensed streams, they’re likely to be low-quality with frequent interruptions in the form of lag and buffering. What’s more, they run the risk of being taken offline for copyright infringement. If you don’t want to miss out on a minute of the action, you should stick with the official source listed in this post.
Magomed Kurbanov vs Liam Smith is only streaming on one region-locked platform. Traveling abroad (outside the US)? You’ll need a VPN to stream the fight on your usual home services.
How to watch Magomed Kurbanov vs Liam Smith online with a VPN
So how does a VPN let you watch Kurbanov vs Smith live online from anywhere? Essentially, they allow you to get an IP address from the US, which makes it look as though you’re browsing the web from that location. The geo-blocked service showing the fight will be unblocked as a result.
Here’s how to live stream Magomed Kurbanov vs Liam Smith using a VPN:
- Sign up with a VPN service that is able to unblock ESPN+. We recommend NordVPN. However, Surfshark and ExpressVPN are great value alternatives.
- The next step is to download and install the VPN app (make sure it’s the correct version for the device on which you plan to live stream Kurbanov vs Smith).
- Now you can open the VPN app and connect to a server in the US. You’ll then have a US IP address, allowing you to unblock and stream ESPN+ content abroad.
- Go to ESPN+ and sign in (or sign up for an account). All content should now be unblocked and available to stream in your location.
- No luck? Clear your browser’s cookies before refreshing your browser. You could also try connecting to another server in case your current IP address is blacklisted.
The Magomed Kurbanov vs Liam Smith title fight will air live on ESPN+. If you don’t want to risk missing out, you should test your VPN with ESPN+ ahead of time. You then give yourself enough time to contact your VPN’s customer support to troubleshoot any issues.
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How to watch Magomed Kurbanov vs Liam Smith on US TV
You’ll be able to stream Magomed Kurvanov vs Liam Smith live on ESPN+. The sports streaming service is available for the monthly subscription price of $5.99 (USD) while an annual subscription costs $59.99. Note that there’s also the option to purchase ESPN+ as a bundle with Hulu and Disney+ for $13.99 per month.
It’s important to know that ESPN+ is only available in the US. This means that in order to access its content from abroad, you’ll need to use a VPN. Simply connect to a VPN server in the US (the closer the server to your location, the faster it’s likely to be). NordVPN unblocks ESPN+ and even comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee allowing you to try it out risk-free.
What do we know about Magomed Kurbanov vs Liam Smith?
The WBO International junior middleweight title fight between Magomed Kurbanov and Liam Smith is set to get underway on Friday, May 7 at KRK Uralets in Yekaterinburg, Russia. It headlines a five-fight card that includes a WBO European junior featherweight fight. It will stream exclusively on ESPN+.
Magomed Kurbanov vs Liam Smith: Who is the favorite to win?
The undefeated Magomed Kurbanov (21-0, 13 KOs) is the slight favorite to win this fight and, as a result, the vacant WBO international junior middleweight title (which he has held twice before). However, he comes up against another experienced fighter in Liam Smith (29-2-1). Smith also held the title from 2015-2016 before he lost to Canelo Alvarez via ninth-round stoppage.
Magomed Kurbanov vs Liam Smith: full fight card
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- Evgenii Liashkov vs Mukhammad Shekhov
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