Next fight of Anthony Yarde is not determined yet.
The duel between WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs) and mandatory challenger for his title Anthony Yarde (18-0, 17 KOs), which took place on August 24 and was the main event of the evening on the Tractor ice arena in Chelyabinsk, Russia. In case of victory, Kovalev practically guaranteed himself a multi-million dollar check for the fight against the highest-grossing athlete to date, Saul Alvarez of Mexico. For the undefeated Yarde, this was the first chance in his career to challenge the championship title.
On November 2 or 9 in Las Vegas Saul Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) may fight WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs). The date of return to the ring of the Mexican has been postponed several times, but Canelo has already returned to the gym and began preparations for his November performance.
Anthony Yarde will undergo an in-depth examination after his fight with Sergey Kovalev. This was announced by the Secretary General of the Boxing Federation of Russia Umar Kremlev. On Saturday, Kovalev defended his WBO light heavyweight title in Chelyabinsk, stopping the mandatory challenger Yarde by technical knockout in the 11th round.
In the main event in Chelyabinsk, Russia, WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) scored 11th round TKO victory over mandatory challenger and previously unbeaten Anthony Yarde (18-1, 17 KOs).
According to bookmakers, the world light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev is a slight favorite in the fight on August 24 in his native Chelyabinsk against unbeaten mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde. Coefficients on the victory of the Russians are -200, while Yard is +200.