Anthony Yarde warmed up for January’s world light-heavyweight title fight with Artur Beterbiev as he smashed his way past Stefani Koykov.
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Yarde is a British professional boxer. He has challenged once for the WBO light-heavyweight title in 2019, and has held the Commonwealth light-heavyweight title since 2021.
|Nickname(s)||The Beast from the East|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
|Born||13 August 1991
Hackney, London, England
Yarde began boxing at a relatively late age and only had twelve amateur fights prior to turning professional.
In May 2015, he made his professional debut with a second-round knockout (KO) victory over Mitch Mitchell.
After compiling a record of 10–0 (9 KOs) he captured the Southern Area light-heavyweight title, dropping reigning champion Chris Hobbs to the canvas six times en route to a fourth-round technical knockout (TKO) victory on 20 May 2017 at the Copper Box Arena in London.
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Anthony Yarde warmed up for January’s world light-heavyweight title fight with Artur Beterbiev as he smashed his way past Stefani Koykov in three rounds in Telford.
Now Anthony Yarde is scheduled for January 2023.
Yarde had been out of the ring since beating Lyndon Arthur last December, but when an injury put his fight with Beterbiev back to 2023, he wanted this fight to shake off some ring rust.
It was a straightforward task. He took his time, picked his shots and got an impressive finish.
Koykov, originally from Bulgaria but fighting out of Germany, was as soft an opponent as he dared face, whose 14-1 record was made up of exclusively low-level opposition,
From the opening bell, Koykov came forward trying to smother Yarde, but one right that landed high on the head seemed to stagger him and then Yarde caught him with a peach of an uppercut. Koykov wasn’t deterred, though, and came forward throwing shots that were mostly blocked as he got through the opening round without alarm.
There was no rushing from Yarde in the second round, as he picked his shots well, softening Koykov up to the body. Koykov kept swinging away in the third, but Yarde was breaking him down.
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London calls for the light-heavyweight king. WBC, WBO and IBF world champion Artur Beterbiev will defend his belts against big-punching British challenger Anthony Yarde at the OVO Arena Wembley on Saturday, January 28.
The WBO No.1 contender gets his shot at the Montreal-based Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs), boxing’s only world champion with a 100 percent knockout ratio.
He will be fighting professionally in the United Kingdom for the first time, with the highly decorated former amateur having fought in London at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Promoted by Frank Warren and Queensberry, in association with Top Rank, this huge 175-pound showdown will be shown exclusively on BT Sport in the UK and streaming live and exclusive on ESPN+ in the U.S.
Tickets for Beterbiev vs Yarde at The O2 on Saturday 28 January 2023 go on general sale at 11am on Thursday 24 November from AXS.com and ticketmaster.co.uk.
“This will undoubtedly be the biggest challenge of Anthony’s career to date, and we have made sure he will get the best conditions possible by securing him home advantage,” said Yarde’s promoter, Frank Warren of Queensberry. “It is going to be a huge occasion at the OVO Arena Wembley, which is the same venue where Anthony made his professional debut in May 2015.
The 175-pound showdown will be shown on BT Sport in the UK and on ESPN+ in the U.S.