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Yarde signs contract for Kovalev fight on June 29 in Russia

By Chris Williams: Undefeated #1 WBO 175-pound contender Anthony Yarde has reportedly signed his portion of the contract to challenge WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev on June 29 in Russia, according to the Tass Agency.  → read full story

Sergey Kovalev vs. Anthony Yarde being planned for June 29 in Russia on ESPN

By Charles Brun: Negotiations are underway for WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev to defend his title against mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde (18-0, 17 KOs) on June 29 in Russia on ESPN, according to Mike Coppinger.  → read full story

Sergey Kovalev vs. Anthony Yarde terms agreed

By Mark Eisner: The purse bid for the WBO light heavyweight title fight between champion Sergey Kovalev and mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde has been canceled, as the terms for the fight have been agreed on, according to World Boxing Organization president Paco Valcarcel.  → read full story

Yarde’s manager says he won’t bring in sparring partners to prepare for Kovalev

By Tim Royner: Anthony Yarde’s manager Tunde Ajayi says he’s going to do all the sparring himself to help Yarde (18-0, 17 KOs) prepare for his upcoming yet to be scheduled title fight against WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs).  → read full story

Arum says Yarde has agreed to terms for Kovalev fight in Russia

By Scott Gilfoid: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says Anthony Yarde (18-0, 17 KOs) has agreed to terms to fight WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs) in Russia in June or July, according to Boxing Social.  → read full story

Kovalev-Yarde purse bid moved to April 15th

By Chris Williams: The purse bid for WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev’s title defense against mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde has been moved from next Monday, April 8 to April 15.  → read full story

Sergey Kovalev vs. Anthony Yarde fight looking doubtful

By Tim Royner: Anthony Yarde’s manager Tunde Ajayi is reportedly not interested in having his fighter face WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev in his hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia.  → read full story

Kovalev’s promoter asks for purse bid for Yarde fight

By Allan Fox: Unable to come to an agreement on a deal for a title defense in negotiations with the management of WBO mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde (18-0, 17 KOs), WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev’s promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events reportedly will be asking for an immediate purse bid with the World Boxing […]

Kovalev’s manager says UK offer was “unacceptable” for Yarde fight

By Tim Royner: Sergey Kovalev’s manager Egis Klimas is hoping that a deal can be made for Sergey’s title defense for his WBO light heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde this week, but if not, then says it’ll go to a purse bid, according to Boxingtalk.  → read full story

Hearn: “Yarde shouldn’t be boxing Kovalev”

By Trevor McIntyre: Promoter Eddie Hearn believes #1 WBO contender Anthony Yarde shouldn’t be fighting WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev due to his inexperience against world level fighters.  → read full story

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