Sergey Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde fight time, date, TV channel, undercard, schedule, venue, betting odds and live stream details

Sergey Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde fight time, date, TV channel, undercard, schedule, venue, betting odds and live stream details

Published On Monday, July 15, 2019By Tim Rickson

All the details you need to watch the Sergey Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde world title fight

The WBO #1 mandatory challenger will meet with the WBO World light-heavyweight champion in an intruiging match up.

BBN have provided all the details viewers need to tune in and watch  Anthony Yarde (18-0) vs Sergey Kovalev (33-3-1) on the same day in history that Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in volcanic ash, forever preserved in history - could this be another fiery, historic event:



The bout takes place on Saurday, August 24



It will be held at the Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia


Rounds scheduled

12 three-minute rounds at the light-heavyweight limit



'Krusher's' WBO World light-heavyweight title is on the line



UK fight fans can expect the pair to make their ringwalks at 7:30pm (GMT)


TV Coverage

Coverage will be live on BT Sport 2 in the UK, starting at 5pm (GMT)


Live Stream

You can watch online via the BT Sport website here:


Undercard Highlights

Aleksei Papin (11-0) takes on Ilunga Makabu (25-2) WBC Silver Cruiserweight Title


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Press Conference Quotes

Anthony Yarde: “This is my time now and I am going to show the world what I am all about. Waiting for my time to come around could have been a frustration but we turned it into a positive and I am even more ready to seize the moment.

“Everything has fallen perfectly into place for me, this will be my coronation as world champion and I am going to realise my dream by beating the most decorated of the current world title holders.

“I am more than happy to achieve my goal in Russia and I think it is only right that a great world champion such as Kovalev is given the opportunity to defend in his home country. He has earned that right.

“What I know is that on August 24 another world title belt will be under British ownership and I will have done it the hard way, one that nobody will be able to question.”

Frank Warren: "It is a fantastic opportunity for Anthony and he has earned his shot by working his way to the No.1 spot in the rankings. He has showed what he is all about by being prepared to go into Kovalev’s back yard and it demonstrates the confidence he has in his own ability.

“Everybody knows Kovalev is a tremendous puncher and a fearsome presence in the ring. It is something we first saw over here when he fought Nathan Cleverly and he has continued to operate at the very highest level."

Tunde Ajayi: “We’re here now! It’s been stage by stage, it’s been calculated and everything is timing, which I have said from the start. The time is now and we are about to shock the world. I cannot remember a fighter with so little experience going over to another man’s back yard to take on a great champion, so I don’t want to hear any excuses when Anthony knocks him out.”



With almost a 10-year age difference between challenger and champion, many are torn between whether this will be a passing of the torch occasion or a stern lesson from a 175-pound master to an inexperienced pupil that has never fought at world level before.

WBO mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde, 18-0 with 17 KOs, has again accepted the delayed mission of heading into the home nation of the world champion known as 'Krusher' in order to fulfil the first part of his dream of holding multiple world title belts and ruling the division for years to come.

The 27-year-old now gets the opportunity to take on the most experienced and formidable of the current world champions, with the 36-year-old having clocked up 28 KOs from his 33 wins. Kovalev has operated in world title competition since parting Nathan Cleverly from his WBO belt in August 2013 in Cardiff.



Hear who boxing experts are picking to win HERE


Betting Odds

4/9 Sergey Kovalev
7/4 Anthony Yarde
25/1 Draw



Here are the official weights from the day before weigh in:

Sergey Kovalev (Champion) - 174.6lbs
Anthony Yarde (Challenger) - 173.9lb


Running Order

Sergey Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde
12x3 WBO World light-heavyweightweight title

Aleksei Papin vs Ilunga Makabu
12x3 WBC Silver cruiserweight title

Evgeny Romanov vs Dario German Balmaceda
10x3 Heavyweight contest

Meiirim Nursultanov vs Artur Osipov
10x3 Middleweight contest

Eduard Skavynskyi vs Idd Pialari
10x3 Welterweight contest

Akzhol Sulaimanbek Uulu vs Milner Marcano
10x3 WBA Asia Super-featherweight title

Azizbek Abdugofurov vs Gasan Gasanov
10x3 Super-middleweight contest

Enriko Gogokhia vs Rafik Harutjunjan
8x3 Super-lightweight contest

Grigory Varasyan vs Alexey Tukhtarov
4x3 Welterweight contest

Dmitry Ryzhikh vs Javokhirbek Karimov
4x3 Super-featherweight contest