Beterbiev vs Yarde LIVE! Boxing Fight Stream, TV Channel, Latest Updates and Undercard Results
Artur Beterbiev takes on Anthony Yarde in a massive clash for the unified light-heavyweight world titles in London tonight. Wembley Arena hosts a much-anticipated showdown in the stacked 175-pound division, with one of boxing’s most feared and formidable champions competing on British soil for the first time since losing to Oleksandr Usyk at the Olympics of 2012.
Beterbiev is putting his WBC, IBF and WBO belts on the line and will be confident of extending his frightening record of winning every fight of his professional career by knockout. The clinical Russian is a heavy favorite to stay undefeated and put on a huge undisputed contest against WBA champion Dmitry Bivol later this year, although mandatory challenger Yarde should not be underestimated as a heavy hitter himself who doesn’t has nothing at all to lose in his second world title tilt.
Tonight’s undercard in the capital is headlined by Artem Dalakian defending his WBA flyweight title against David Jimenez in a showdown of undefeated fighters, with brothers Karol and Moses Itauma also in the spotlight. Follow Beterbiev vs Yarde live below!
Yarde ready to face ‘this type of Beterbiev’
A photograph recently surfaced of Anthony Yarde in a boxing gym in Camden just months after he started boxing.
The Russian Olympic boxing team was also using the facility at the time on the eve of the 2012 Olympics in the capital. Among this group was Artur Beterbiev.
Looking over, Yarde recalls thinking, “That’s that Beterbiev guy.” Eleven years later, he says, “Life has come full circle.
Read Matt Majendie’s full fight preview here
So far tonight
There have already been a few fights at Wembley Arena tonight, before the main undercard and TV coverage begins.
Masood Abdulah moved up to 8-0, while Joshua Frankham went the full six rounds and got the decision.
Charles Frankham eased his way to victory, winning every round as he too won by unanimous decision.
Beterbiev is as difficult a test as you will find…
It’s fair to say that Beterbiev’s professional record isn’t too shabby.
18 fights, 18 wins, 18 knockouts. The latter of these came six months ago, when he stopped Joe Smith Jr in the second round.
There were, however, occasional signs of vulnerability. Britain’s Callum Johnson knocked him down in their 2018 fight, and at 38, will Beterbiev start to slow down?
Yard hopes so!
Fury family in the building
Tyson Fury is in London tonight, and he’ll be joined by his brother later.
Tommy will go face-to-face with Jake Paul, after their fight was finally announced for February 26 in Saudi Arabia.
“They’re finally getting into it and going to throw themselves,” Tyson told talkSPORT. “The two YouTubers are fighting for the king of YouTubers.
“It’s going to be fun, and I expect Tommy to lie to him. If he doesn’t, he can stay in Saudi Arabia.
Yarde gets another hit at the big time
This is Yarde’s second shot at a world title, the first in 2019 when he traveled to Russia to face Sergey Kovalev.
He suffered the first defeat of his career when he was stopped in the 11th round, but not before causing the Russian huge problems in the eighth.
Not the result he wanted that night, but Yarde had plenty to be proud of with his performance.
Beterbiev on future plans
Artur Beterbiev is back in London, 11 years after competing in the 2012 Olympics.
He lost in the quarter-finals to then-Oleksandr Usyk, the Ukrainian who now holds the WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight belts.
Beterbiev is ready to gain weight to face Usyk again, although an undisputed fight against Dmitry Bivol seems more likely.
“No problem,” Beterbiev told Sky Sports. “He is successful. He’s a good fighter and he’s done a good job. I’m not really interested [in his career]. I am not Usyk or anyone else.
“I could go up, it’s interesting but another champion is good too,” he added when asked about Bivol. “I try to be ready for anything. If it comes, we will try to do it.
Yarde unfazed by outsider label
Few people support Anthony Yarde to achieve the surprise tonight, as the task awaiting him is great. The 31-year-old pays no attention to it.
“Being underdog, over-dog, middle-dog, it doesn’t matter to me. I’m a dog,” Yarde said.
“When I get in that ring and start throwing hands, everybody knows what I can do. I understand why the bookmakers have it (the odds) the way they have, and that is beyond me.
“He should be respected because of what he’s done, but when you step into the ring you’re trying to take away the respect of your opponent. This fight means three belts, a legacy and a history.
Standard Sports Prediction
Brave Yarde won’t be intimidated or intimidated by the big challenge that awaits him this weekend.
He showed against Kovalev that he has no fear when the odds are firmly against him, and on that occasion he nearly shocked the world with an eighth-round stoppage.
While it’s extremely difficult to see that happen again here, you can be sure Yarde will give his all in his home.
For all of Beterbiev’s fearsome power, his opponent is also very powerful and will be only too ready to exploit any mistakes made by the Russian.
Although the champ has plenty of first-half knockouts on his stellar resume, he was taken nine rounds by Marcus Browne in a bloody affair in Montreal in December 2021 and also had 10 with Adam Deines and Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
Yarde will no doubt make it tough and Beterbiev will likely have to methodically break down another opponent here rather than score a quick knockout, before completing a dominating performance in the closing stages.
Beterbiev wins by knockout in the ninth round.
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