News | Nov 29 2019

Anthony Yarde’s name is “in the hat” for Canelo Alvarez fight in May

British light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde has emerged as a surprise potential opponent for Mexican star Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in 2020
Anthony Yarde
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NOT content with fighting Sergey Kovalev in Russia, Anthony Yarde is now angling for an even more daunting – and yes, lucrative – fight against Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, the man who recently dethroned Kovalev, next May.

That’s according to Yarde’s coach, Tunde Ajayi, who has revealed to Boxing News that the WBO light-heavyweight title challenger could receive a second shot at the title having found himself on a shortlist of potential Alvarez opponents.

“You talk about the (Artur) Beterbievs and the (Dmitry) Bivols but Canelo is the fight,” Ajayi said. “That’s the fight our name has been mentioned for. Our name is in the hat. He’s 100% on the shortlist. I got a call about it only recently and I was like, ‘Whoa, are you mad?’


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