Anthony Yarde, 31, a British boxer will be facing Artur Asilbekovich Beterbiev, 38, an unbeaten Russian - Canadian in the main event on this Saturday.
Artur is a unified light-heavyweight champion. He is 18 - 0 and has won every opponent against him. He is also recognised as one of this generation's most formidable punchers.
On the other hand, Anthony Yarde has held the Commonwealth light-heavyweight title since 2021. Anthony Yard has 23-2-0 record. 22 of the 23 wins have been knockout wins.
Here's everything you need to know about Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde.
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023.
Main card: 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET
Main event (approx): 10 p.m. GMT / 5 p.m. ET
The main event is planned for 10 p.m. GMT / 5 p.m. ET, with the main card beginning at 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET. Due to the duration of the fights on the undercard, these timings could alter. This event will be streaming live exclusively on BT Sport in the UK.
The 12-round title fight will take place at the OVO Arena Wembley in London.
What has been said?
“There’s no fear because I’m a firm believer in it’s going to be what it is going to be.”
“He’s very powerful but I feel I’m faster and, by age, I’m fresher, but in experience, I’m behind him.”
“January 28 will be my night. My destiny playing out in my home city, and this is what I have been longing for throughout my professional career, which started at Wembley. I won’t make any big predictions for this fight against a strong unified champion in Artur Beterbiev, but what I will say is that I will leave nothing to chance, and I am at my best when I fight fire with fire.”
“When I look back at my career I am going to say I won the unified light-heavyweight championship off a guy who had 18 fights and 18 wins but over 200 amateur fights and an Olympian.”
“I never back down from a challenge, and Anthony Yarde is a top contender who asked for this fight. I look forward to fighting in London for the first time since the Olympics. Yarde called me ‘slow’ after my fight with Joe Smith Jr., but slow and steady wins the race.”
"Anthony Yarde is a good fighter, he is strong - he is a bodybuilder"
"I respect him and respect all my opponents... be ready”
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