Telford – Prime mild heavyweight contender Anthony Yarde (23-2, 22 KOs) stayed busy by blasting out Stefani Koykov (14-2, 12 KOs) in three rounds.
Yarde now strikes ahead to a compulsory struggle with WBO, IBF, WBC world champion Artur Beterbiev in January. The struggle will happen on January 28 at OVO Enviornment Wembley.
It was a sluggish first spherical, with Yarde simply feeling Koykov out. Koykov got here charging out within the second, firing massive pictures at Yarde. Yarde was taking his time, waling Koykov down and selecting his punches to the pinnacle and physique. Koykov was damage to the physique within the closing moments.
Within the third, Yarde continued to press ahead with well-timed punches to the physique after which to the pinnacle. Yarde’s constant jab was setting a variety of the punches up. Koykov was beginning to fade from the large pictures. An uppercut despatched Koykov down exhausting and the struggle was waved off.