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Anthony Yarde Trainer on Seeing Beterbiev In Person: 'I Thought He Would Be Faster'

Trainer Tunde Ajayi realizes Artur Beterbiev’s power is the real article – the speed of his punches, on the other hand, is another question. Ajayi, the head trainer of British 175-pound contender Anthony Yarde, received a first-hand look at the feared Russian mauler this past Saturday at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City. Beterbiev, the IBF and WBC champion, battered WBO titlist Joe Smith Jr. into forcing the referee Harvey Dock to call for a second-round stoppage in a 12-round light heavyweight unification bout.
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Anthony Yarde: Beterbiev's A Beast, He Hits Very Hard; I'm a Beast, Too

NEW YORK – Anthony Yarde watched from ringside Saturday night as the dangerous knockout artist he figures to fight next tore through a light heavyweight champion who hadn’t been legitimately knocked out. England’s Yarde was impressed by the way Beterbiev battered Joe Smith Jr. on his way to...
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I feel like it’s inevitable – Joshua Buatsi expecting fight with Anthony Yarde

Joshua Buatsi believes a showdown against Anthony Yarde is “inevitable” and insisted he would prefer to face his London rival next over fighting for a world title.Buatsi would welcome a bout against WBA light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol, with whom he shares a promoter in Eddie Hearn, after claiming a close but clear points win over Craig Richards last weekend.Trainer Virgil Hunter was cool on such talk, suggesting his protege might need another test or two, and Buatsi would relish another derby occasion against Yarde after beating another Londoner in Richards.The pair seem to have been on a collision course for...
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Frank Warren on Anthony Yarde Against Winner of Beterbiev-Smith

British promoter Frank Warren realizes that he needs to be extra prudent in the matchmaking for his charge Anthony Yarde, since it appears that the hard hitting light heavyweight contender is on the cusp of another shot at a divisional title – or possibly three. In a recent interview,...

Anthony Yarde ‘will face Joe Smith Jr. this year and become world champion’

KO King Anthony Yarde (22-2, 21 KOs) is the no.1 contender for American Joe Smith Jr.’s WBO World Light-Heavyweight title, and that fight is likely to happen this year. The Ilford man is now on a mission to clean up the 175lb division after knocking out Lyndon Arthur in four rounds last month, getting revenge for a controversial points loss one year earlier.

What fight do you think Anthony Yarde should take next?

Because of the different promoters he’s not going to fight Callum Smith or Joshua Buatsi. The fight that sticks out is the winner of Callum Johnson and Joe Smith Jnr [who are scheduled to clash on January 15 in Verona]. I think why not. He’s at that level.

Anthony Yarde seizes revenge in whirlwind performance to hand Lyndon Arthur brutal loss

The fight was short, sharp and after 364 days there was sweet revenge for Anthony Yarde in his rematch with Lyndon Arthur.The long days of pain and regret finished for Yarde when Arthur went down in the fourth, got to a knee and tried to rise. He was a single, heartbreaking second too late. It was a victory planned in despair and carried out with a desperate edge by Yarde on a night of high emotions inside the Copper Box in Stratford. The crowds are back and they got their blood-fight.Last December, behind closed doors, Arthur was too smart. On...