How to watch Smith vs Holzken WBSS Semi-Final basically free

Smith vs Braehmer

Smith meets Holzken this weekend after Braehmer dropped out due to injury in what will be the last of the World Boxing Super Series semi-finals.

The winner will meet Groves who defeated Eubank Jr to progress to the final last Saturday.

If you want to watch the entire fight then you may be disappointed. The fight is only available in certain countries and even if it is shown in your country it’s often restricted to expensive cable and pay-per-view networks.

The good news is you can access an overseas stream using a small app called a VPN. A VPN will let you watch the entire fight including any undercards in full in any country in the world.

Best of all, it won’t cost to stream the fight either because it’s shown live online for free by many TV networks.

How to watch Smith vs Holzken

The entire Smith vs Holzken fight is being shown live online for free on YouTube but to watch the fight you need to be in the United States.

If you visit the WBSS YouTube channel outside the US you won’t see the fight available but if you visit in the US you’ll be able to stream the fight live.

A VPN allows you to change your online location to make it look like you’re in another country.

If you haven’t already guessed you can use a VPN to connect to the United States and then watch the entire Smith vs Holzken fight live online on YouTube.

Just follow the 5 simple steps below that show you where to get a VPN and how to use it to stream the entire Smith vs Holzken fight.

  1. Visit the VPN provider NordVPN and sign-up for their service. (A VPN will cost you a couple of pounds / dollars)
  2. From the VPN Apps section of their website or your App store download the correct “NordVPN” app for your device.
  3. Install the app, run it and login when required.
  4. On the world map located the United States and click on the location icon.
  5. If it doesn’t automatically connect, press the Connect button.


It will take about 15 – 30 seconds for the NordVPN app to get connected to the United States.

Once you’re connected any website you visit will think you’re in the United States.

All you need to do now is visit the WBSS YouTube Channel at the time of the fight or at the time the undercards start and you’ll be able to watch all of the action live anywhere.

When you’ve finished watching simply disconnect from the NordVPN app.

Alternative Fight Stream

If you don’t want to watch on the YouTube channel then there is another network showing the fight completely for free in Russia.

TV Network MatchTV! are streaming the entire fight live online and with the NordVPN app you’ll be able to watch.

The process is exactly the same as above, the only difference is you want to connect to Russia on the NordVPN app. Once you’ve connected visit the MatchTV! Live Stream page where you can watch the entire fight free.

Smith vs Holzken when is it on?

The Smith vs Holzken fight takes place on 24th February 2018.

It’s taking place at the Arena Nürnberger in Nuremberg, Germany and the action is expected to kick-off from around 7 pm UK.

However there will be a lot of pre-match build up including undercard fights so the actual Smith vs Holzken fight is more likely to take place around 9 pm  – 10 pm.

With a VPN as explained earlier in this guide you’ll be able to watch all the pre-fight build up, undercard fights and the main event itself.

Who will win Smith or Holzken?

The winner of the Smith vs Holzken fight will take on George Groves after he convincingly beat Eubank Jr last Saturday.

However, who will win out of the two fighters is yet unknown. While Smith has a 23-0 fight record, Braehmer’s replacement Holzken has experience on his side.

Bookmakers put Smith as the better fighter even though he is a few years younger than Holzken.

Dutch Holzken may have more years experience in the ring but at 34 he is towards the end of his career and you only have to look at the Tyson Fury vs Wladimir Klitschko fight which shows age eventually catches up with even the best fighters. Certainly no one is saying Holzken is even in the Klitschko league.

The fight is taking place in Germany which would of originally given Braehmer and advantage, but with replacement Holzken hailing from the Netherlands the fight is now on neutral grounds for both fighters.

Bookmakers have placed Smith with better odds to win, but as we all know in the world of boxing, anything could happen.

Only one thing is certain, whoever wins will be meeting George Groves in the final.

Watch Smith vs Holzken Recap

You can watch the entire Smith vs Holzken fight live online from anywhere in the world. All you need is a VPN app from NordVPN which is available for Android and iOS mobile and tablet devices and also desktop or laptops running Windows or Mac.

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the app all you need to do is connect to the USA then visit the WBSS YouTube website or launch the YouTube app on your mobile device.

You can get a VPN from NordVPN by clicking the button below and follow the 5 simple steps earlier in this guide.

Christopher Seward

Author: Christopher Seward

After 25 years of using the internet, Christopher launched one of the very first VPN comparison websites in 2013. An expert in the field his reviews, testing and knowledge have helped thousands of users get the correct VPN for their needs.

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