SOME opportunities, however risky they might be, cannot be turned down. The unbeaten but largely untried Anthony Yarde stepping up to take on Sergey Kovalev this weekend is the perfect case in point.
The Russian is thought to be fading while Yarde is yet to face anyone remotely close to his rival’s standing. The Englishman has weighed up the potential risks and rewards and deemed it’s a gamble he must take. He will enter alien ground, where champions are often born as they prove they belong. Problem is, of course, such assignments can also go badly wrong…
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