IT would appear the only thing stopping Sergey Kovalev and Anthony Yarde fighting for the WBO light-heavyweight title on August 24 in Russia is a Mexican, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
According to The Athletic, Kovalev’s promoter Bob Arum has signalled it’s all systems go for a Kovalev vs. Yarde fight to take place next month somewhere in Russia, which would presumably explain why purse bids for the fight were first delayed then scrapped altogether.
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