News | Oct 20 2018

Anthony Yarde: ‘The Joshua Buatsi fight will be a blockbuster event’

'The future is very bright and the future is very exciting,' promises Anthony Yarde
Lyndon Arthur on Anthony Yarde
Yarde is in Russia to challenge Kovalev for the WBO light-heavyweight title Action Images

ANTHONY YARDE could have been fighting Artur Beterbiev for the IBF light-heavyweight world title. But his promoter Frank Warren does not intend to rush him to world level.

“I mean 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. Everything is timing. So when the world titles come, they’re coming to stay after all that. It’s not always about rushing,” Yarde told Boxing News. “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,” he added. “It’s about being patient.”