Boxing News At Five | Jun 21 2018

Boxing News at Five: Kovalev shot is too soon for Yarde, and Cordina looks to mash up Dodd

Anthony Yarde had the chance to fight Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light-heavyweight title, and Joe Cordina steps up against 'Masher' Dodd on August 4
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So, Anthony Yarde, here’s what you’ve won: a July 23 date with a bloke from Poland. He has a 26-3-3 (9) professional boxing record. He weighs 175 pounds and is left-handed. His name is Dariusz Sek.

Muted fanfare. Audience applaud – reluctantly.

Now, Anthony Yarde, here’s what you could have won: a WBO world light-heavyweight title shot against Russian Sergey Kovalev, one of boxing’s biggest names.


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