Anthony Yarde desires a rematch with IBF, WBC & WBO mild heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev & a struggle towards WBA champ Dmitry Bivol in some unspecified time in the future.
Yarde (23-3, 22 KOs) appears like he’s obtained what it takes to defeat any fighter, together with Beterbiev (19-0, 19 KOs) and Bivol, if he will get his techniques proper.
The 31-year-old Yarde fought Beterbiev to a standstill within the first seven rounds earlier than getting caught with a few huge proper arms from the unbeaten champion within the eighth and pulled out by his coach Tunde Ajayi moments later, maybe a tad bit early.
For Yarde to get one other crack at Beterbiev or a title shot towards the unbeaten WBA champion Bivol, he’s going to wish to defeat one or two of those contenders at 175:
- Joshua Buatsi
- Joe Smith Jr
- Callum Smith
- Craig Richards
- Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez
- Dan Azeez
To get one other title shot, Yarde might want to act shortly by instantly taking over high-caliber contenders. He says he desires a struggle towards former WBO mild heavyweight champion Joe Smith Jr. That might be a wonderful begin for Yarde to get a rematch with Beterbiev or a struggle with Bivol.
Yarde desires Beterbiev & Bivol
“Put me again in with Beterbiev. I desire a rematch. I wish to get again in that blend. That’s what I’m anticipating. I’m striving for that,” stated Anthony Yarde to talkSPORT Boxing. “I don’t care who I struggle. A struggle towards Buatsi, I like that struggle.
“Whoever has all of the belts, I like these fights as nicely. Bivol, I wish to expertise preventing Bivol earlier than he retires and Canelo. All these sorts of names.
“I wish to be in there with them as a result of I really feel like me on my day; if I get my techniques proper and issues go my manner, I’ve the flexibility to beat all these guys. That’s my perception in myself.
“The long run is unquestionably thrilling for boxing. I’ve by no means actually cared about an undefeated file. I’ve cared about my lion’s coronary heart. I wish to go on the market; I wish to be an underdog. I wish to struggle these guys.
“Identical to the Beterbiev struggle, I wish to present that even with my restricted expertise, I can dangle in there with these guys and beat a few of them. That’s my mentality,” stated Yarde.
Beterbiev impressed with Yarde
“You by no means know the way it’s going. You possibly can have a technique, however you by no means know, however he did good struggle. I didn’t dangerous too,” stated Beterbiev when requested if his struggle with Yarde was tougher than he anticipated.
“I can’t say it’s the hardest struggle, nevertheless it’s good. He did job. He’s younger and he has potential. For now, he has good expertise. He has punch,” stated Beterbiev on whether or not Yarde can win a world title.