Artur Beterbiev puts his WBC, WBO, and IBF belt on the line as he faces a fierce opponent in Anthony Yarde. For both fighters, this bout is extremely significant and they are getting in their best shape to get their shot at glory.
Yarde will go into this fight as an underdog as he already lost his first title fight against Sergey Kovalev back in 2019 via knockout in the 11th round.
Anthony knows that he is an underdog in this fight and he has this to say, “Do you know what? I agree. Because if you go by the records, our opponents, who we’ve both fought. Going from the amateur to now, I am the heavy underdog, but I love it.”
He details what would happen if the result went his way, “Going from the amateurs to now, I am the heavy underdog, but I love it. People can go too far ahead and get too excited. It’s about controlling your emotions, you can overly get excited, and you can be overly nervous. All these things matter, you need to be excited, you need to be nervous, but it needs to be controlled”
If we look at the records then we will see that Yarde has a total of 25 fights. He has won 23 of these fights and 22 came via KO/TKO.
His losses came from big-time fighters like Lyndon Arthur and Sergey Kovalev. On the other hand, Artur has won 18 fights, and all of his wins came via KO/TKO. Such an opponent is no easy task but Anthony seems to have the experience to handle the challenge.
What other unification bout is coming besides Anthony Yarde vs Artur Beterbiev?
Probably the biggest title unification bout is set to take place between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury will take place where the winner will take home the WBA, WBO, WBC, and IBF titles. Many details regarding the contract have already been revealed and whenever a final deal is reached, fans can expect a fight for the ages.
Anthony and Artur duke it out on January 28.