CONFIRMED: Beterbiev vs Yarde Set For Jan 28 In London

CONFIRMED: Beterbiev vs Yarde Set For Jan 28 In London

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Beterbiev vs Yarde To Take Place Jan 28 At The OVO, Wembley On BT Sport

WBO #1 Anthony Yarde moved to 23-2 tonight in Telford with a third-round knockout over Bulgaria’s Stefani Koykov (14-1).

In the aftermath of his win, it was officially announced that Artur Beterbiev (17-0, 17 KOs) will defend his WBC, WBO, and IBF light heavyweight titles against WBO mandatory challenger Yarde on the 28th of January.

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The unified light heavyweight championship contest will headline a Queensberry Promotions card in London, at the OVO Arena, Wembley, live on BT Sport (NOT BT Sport Box Office). Beterbiev vs Yarde will be televised by ESPN Plus in the United States.

Top Rank and Queensberry have been known to work closely together so it’s no surprise that this fight was relatively easy to make and Warren was able to get Yarde home advantage.

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A very tough ask for Yarde on Jan 28 against what is arguably the hardest puncher P4P in boxing as well as a division top two. Yarde will be hoping his previous experience against Sergey Kovalev will put him in good stead for this as well as the constant injuries of the 37-year-old Beterbiev.

By Darshan Desai

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