Feature | Jun 26 2019

Anthony Yigit: ‘Josh Taylor will shock Regis Prograis’

Since his gory eye injury in a losing IBF title fight with Ivan Baranchyk, Swedish super-lightweight Anthony Yigit has been rebuilding. He fights Siar Ozgul on Friday at London's York Hall
Anthony Yigit
World Boxing Super Series

How have you been rebuilding and recovering since the Ivan Baranchyk fight?

Well, that’s exactly what I’ve been doing – rebuilding. Because obviously in that fight you get, I wouldn’t say exposed but when you fight top class fighters, they utilise some of your weaknesses. And when you watch back that fight, you see those weaknesses yourself and you know, you find ways to work on them. And that’s what I’ve been doing. For the past year I’ve been working on developing whatever it is I feel I’m lacking a bit, you know, in terms of both strength but also speed footwork and also moving, and I think I’ve done that quite all right. Hopefully now on Friday [June 28], I will be able to showcase it.

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