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Kovalev vs. Yarde

Victory in Defeat: The stock has risen for Anthony Yarde

“There are some defeats more triumphant than victories” – Michel de Montaigne By Darren Paradise – No one captures the heart of the British public more than a gallant loser.  → read full story

Andre Ward says Kovalev should cash out with Canelo fight

By Allan Fox: Andre ‘SOG’ Ward was mildly impressed with WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev‘s performance in beating Anthony Yarde by an 11th round knockout last Saturday night.  → read full story

Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev possible for November

By Sean Jones: Sergey Kovalev dodged a shark in the water by stopping Anthony Yarde in the 11th round last Saturday night to put himself in position to face Canelo Alvarez in November.  → read full story

Andre Ward: ‘Kovalev needs to grab that Canelo $$$’

By Barry Holbrook: Former world champion Andre Ward says Sergey Kovalev needs to take the money fight against Saul Canelo Alvarez next after watching him struggle to beat inexperienced mandatory Anthony Yarde (18-1, 1 KOs) by an 11th round KO last Saturday night at the Traktor Sport Palace, in Chelyabinsk, Russia.  → read full story

Kovalev calls out Canelo after beating Yarde

By Doug Berman: Sergey Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) took care of business in successfully defending his WBO light heavyweight title with an 11th round knockout win over Anthony Yarde (18-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night on ESPN+ at the Traktor Sport Palace, in Chelyabinsk, Russia.  → read full story

Sergey Kovalev gives Anthony Yarde credit after stopping him

By Mark Eisner: Sergey Kovalev found himself in the fight of his life against young upstart Anthony Yarde, and he barely survived an eighth round scare to come back and stop him in the 11th round in Chelyabinsk, Russia.  → read full story

Boxing results: Kovalev stops Yarde

By Barry Holbrook: WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) survived a rough eighth round to come back to stop mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde (18-1, 17 KOs) in the 11th round on Saturday night at the Traktor Sport Palace, in Chelyabinsk, Russia.  → read full story

Sergey Kovalev vs. Anthony Yarde analysis by Warren

By Matt Lieberman: Promoter Frank Warren believes his fighter Anthony Yarde (18-0, 17 KOs) possesses the talent to upset WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs) this Saturday night in Russia.  → read full story

“Krusher” Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde Scouting Report: Power Meets Power

The much-anticipated match-up between three-time light heavyweight champion and current WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs) and mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde (18-0, 17 KOs) is a modern-day “Clash of the Titans.” Both fighters have reputations as hard-hitting punchers.  → read full story

Yarde didn’t spar in preparing for Kovalev fight

By Kenneth Friedman: Anthony Yarde and his trainer Tunde Ajayi didn’t do any sparring in preparation for Saturday’s title challenge against WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev in Russia.  → read full story

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