Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde two-minute preview
Canadian with Russian citizenship Artur Beterbiev (18-0, 18KO) and Anthony Yarde (23-2, 22KO) from the UK will fight in the light-heavyweight division with three championship belts (WBC, WBO, IBF) at stake, all belonging to the unbeaten champion. The battle will take place in London at the Wembley Arena on January 29, 2023.
Between them both, they have 43 wins, of which 40 ended by KO. The confrontation is expected to be uncompromising, so it will be a fight to kick off the New Year with a bang!
Yarde has come agonisingly close to winning a world title before when he had then-champion Sergiy Kovalev tottering around all over the ring in round eight of their WBO world title bout in 2019, but the Russian hung in there to win via 11th round TKO in the end. So, despite the fearsome Beterbiev being the firm favourite, this bout could go either way. To bet on this fight and any other sporting events, you should follow in mostbet.com uz.
"White Puncher" began his professional career in 2013 and had 18 fights in nine years. Beterbiev has the perfect record. He is the only reigning champion with every victory ending in knockout. Since 2017, Arthur has knocked out Enrico Kelling, Callum Johnson, Alexander Gvozdyk, Adam Dyens, Marcus Brown and Joe Smith Jr. In three of the four extreme confrontations, the “Wolf” turned out to be stronger in the ninth and 10th rounds. Most of the Montreal-based right-hander's battles took place in North America. So in Europe, in the homeland of the opponent, the Dagestani will be travelling further afield than ever before.
Bookmakers absolutely deservedly consider 37-year-old Artur to be the favourite of this pair. However, Yarde is just as dangerous so can not be discounted.
The 'Beast from the East', 31 from Ilford, has had 25 professional fights within six years. Having won 23 victories (22 by knockout), the Briton has suffered two defeats – one vis stoppage, the other on points.
Trained by Tunde Ajayi, Hackney's Yarde managed to avenge the points loss – TKO4 against Lyndon Arthur – and comes into this contest with three stoppage wins on the spin, only completing eight rounds from a scheduled 32.
After an early loss to Sergey Kovalev in Chelyabinsk in 2019, Anthony stopped Diego Jare and Dec Spelman, then lost on points to Lyndon Arthur in a fight where he just didn't throw enough to win. The London native then knocked out Alex Teran, Lyndon Arthur and Stefan Koikov in turn. None of these battles lasted more than four rounds. Possessing a strong arsenal, the Londoner is very worthy opposition.
Beterbiev is one of the most feared fighters on the planet, but Yarde is always full of confidence and knows he can hurt anyone placed in front of him.
Two bangers with a 100% and 88% KO ratio… it's safe to say this won't be going the distance! And it is unlikely that the battle will drag on too long. Undoubtedly, experienced Beterbiev has more chances and bookmakers put him as a favorite here. However, with the support of his native stands, Anthony will try to create a sensation. The British have enough striking power for this.