Editor's letter | Issue | Premium | Jul 16 2019

Anthony Yarde taking his chance

Anthony Yarde has it all to do but he’s right to challenge Kovalev in Russia
Anthony Yarde
Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

MANY fans will remember Sergey Kovalev coming over to the UK six years ago and ruining Nathan Cleverly, then the WBO light-heavyweight champion. The outcome of that bout was no certainty, however, with some believing that Cleverly’s experience at the top level, coupled with the home advantage he had in Cardiff, might be enough to expose the Russian slugger. Of course, Kovalev proved to be every bit as dangerous as was feared.

On August 24, Anthony Yarde will be Kovalev’s first British opponent since he halted Cleverly in four rounds. And like Kovalev all those years ago, Yarde is heading to the champion’s Russian backyard armed with a flashy unbeaten record loaded with early finishes. But, in truth, it’s a ledger significantly shallower than Kovalev’s was prior to challenging Cleverly.

Subscribe now to keep reading

We're chuffed you’re enjoying our website, but I'm afraid you need to be a subscriber to read this story.

As a subscriber you'll get access to all online content, including weekly issues - you can opt for digital only or print and digital - plus an online archive of weekly digital editions back to January 2012.

You'll also be helping to support our editorial independence so we can continue to get to the heart of the stories that truly matter to you, the reader. Every subscription we secure will go directly to ensuring that Boxing News retains its voice for many years to come.

If you're not ready to subscribe there are plenty of free articles on the site you can enjoy by registering

To enjoy premium content such as this story, and to get the weekly issue you will need to subscribe

Got an account? Sign in

 

Boxing News Shop
GET 10% OFF TOTAL PURCHASE*
USE PROMO CODE: SUMMER10

*SALE ENDS 31 AUGUST