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Kovalev v Yarde: Full undercard
Light heavyweight: Sergey Kovalev v Anthony Yarde
Cruiserweight: Aleksei Papin v Ilunga Makabu
Super-middleweight: Andrey Sirotkin v Azizbek Abdugofurov
Welterweight: Eduard Skavynskyi v Idd Pialari
Middleweight: Meiirim Nursultanov v Artur Osipov
Hackney hard-hitter Anthony Yarde has been busy since turning professional a little over four years ago.
Having fought just 12 times as an amateur, the 27-year-old turned pro four years ago with little in the way of experience.
But an accelerated education since has seen The Beast race through the light-heavyweight rankings, racking up 18-fight undefeated record boasting 17 monstrous stoppages.
For a man with a combined 30 fights to his name, it could be argued that a world title shot has come too soon — yet ironically, Yarde has been forced to defend himself against taking a patient approach to his learning.
“Everything is timing meaning the right things happen at the right time, things happen when they’re supposed to. I truly believe that. If you look at how my boxing career’s gone, if you look at how my life’s gone. That’s the only logical explanation,” Yarde told Boxing News in October last year.
“Everything is timing. So when the world titles come, they’re coming to stay after all that. It’s not always about rushing. I’m confident in myself and I feel like when it comes I’m going to win and I’m going to stay there. I’ve got a long time. It’s just about being patient.”
But in March, following a comfortable victory over Travis Reeves, Yarde was confirmed as the mandatory challenger to the WBO light-heavyweight throne: his time had arrived.
Reigning champ Sergey Kovalev is the man that now stands between Yarde and a maiden world title; the Russian is one of the division’s most successful fighters having held three different versions of the 178lb belt.