Anthony Yarde

Weight Division
Light Heavyweight
Birthday
7th April 2019
Age
0

Anthony Yarde

Anthony Yarde
Anthony Yarde - 2016-04-30.jpg
Yarde in 2016
Statistics
Nickname(s)The Beast from the East
Weight(s)Light-heavyweight
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Reach72 in (183 cm)
NationalityBritish
Born (1991-08-13) 13 August 1991 (age 28)
Hackney, London, England
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights19
Wins18
Wins by KO17
Losses1

Anthony Yarde (born 13 August 1991) is a British professional boxer. As of June 2019, he is ranked as the world's ninth best active light-heavyweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.

Professional career

Yarde began boxing at a relatively late age and only had twelve amateur fights prior to turning professional.[1] In May 2015, Yarde made his professional debut with a KO victory over Mitch Mitchell.

On 20 May, Yarde Knocked out Chris Hobbs for the British Southern area light-heavyweight title.

On 8 July, he stopped Richard Baranyi, who was ranked top-ten in the WBO rankings, to win the WBO European light-heavyweight title.[2]

Yarde was scheduled to face Canadian boxer Ryan Ford, a former mixed martial artist, on 16 September 2017 for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title.[3] On August 25, 2017, it was announced that the fight was cancelled after a contract dispute.[4]

On 24 August 2019, Yarde challenged Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light-heavyweight title at the Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia, suffering the first defeat of his career by way of an eleventh round knockout. Yarde seemed comfortable in the early rounds, staying out of range and keeping Kovalev at bay with speed and movement. After six rounds of an even, back and forth contest, Yarde began landing accurate hooks to Kovalev's body in the seventh and eighth rounds that appeared to hurt the champion. In the last minute of the eighth, Yarde landed a straight-right to the head of Kovalev which had the veteran in trouble. Yarde followed up with an accurate salvo of power punches but was unable to capitalise, allowing the visibly hurt Kovalev to stay on his feet for the remainder of the round. After his success in the seventh and eighth rounds, Yarde appeared to tire and lose momentum in the ninth, allowing Kovalev to take control of the fight with combination punches and stiff jabs that began to frequently land on Yarde. The tenth round saw much of the same. In the final 20 seconds of the round, after being backed up against the ropes by Kovalev and being on the receiving end of a flurry of punches with no reply, Yarde was seemingly saved by the bell, which appeared to ring 8 seconds before the end of the round. In round eleven, sensing Yarde's fatigue, Kovalev upped the pressure and increased his punch output, eventually dropping Yarde with a spearing left-jab to win the fight by knockout. At the time of the stoppage, all three judges had Kovalev ahead with the scorecards reading 98-92, 97-94 and 96-93.[5] a post-fight interview with Steve Bunce for BT Sport, Kovalev praised Yarde's defence and boxing IQ, insisting Yarde will "100%" be a world champion in the future.[6]

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
19 fights 18 wins 1 loss
By knockout 17 1
By decision 1 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
19 Loss 18–1 Russia Sergey Kovalev TKO 11 (12), 2:04 24 Aug 2019 Russia Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia For WBO light heavyweight title
18 Win 18–0 United States Travis Reeves TKO 5 (10), 0:48 8 Mar 2019 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, London, England Retained WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
17 Win 17–0 Argentina Walter Gabriel Sequeira TKO 4 (10), 2:14 20 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, England Retained WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
16 Win 16–0 Poland Dariusz Sęk TKO 7 (10), 2:17 23 Jun 2018 United Kingdom The O2 Arena, London, England Retained WBO European and WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight titles
15 Win 15–0 France Tony Averlant RTD 7 (10), 3:00 24 Feb 2018 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England Retained WBO European and WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight titles
14 Win 14–0 Montenegro Nikola Sjekloća TKO 4 (10), 1:52 9 Dec 2017 United Kingdom Copper Box Arena, London, England Retained WBO European and WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight titles
13 Win 13–0 Hungary Norbert Nemesapati RTD 3 (12), 3:00 16 Sep 2017 United Kingdom Copper Box Arena, London, England Retained WBO European light-heavyweight title;
Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
12 Win 12–0 Hungary Richard Baranyi TKO 1 (10), 2:21 8 Jul 2017 United Kingdom Copper Box Arena, London, England Won WBO European light-heavyweight title
11 Win 11–0 United Kingdom Chris Hobbs TKO 4 (10), 2:51 20 May 2017 United Kingdom Copper Box Arena, London, England Won Southern Area light-heavyweight title
10 Win 10–0 United Kingdom Darren Snow KO 1 (6), 2:17 22 Apr 2017 United Kingdom Leicester Arena, Leicester, England
9 Win 9–0 Hungary Ferenc Albert TKO 1 (6), 1:36 25 Nov 2016 United Kingdom Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, England
8 Win 8–0 United States Rayford Johnson TKO 1 (6), 2:10 17 Sep 2016 United States AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, US
7 Win 7–0 Poland Grzegorz Semik TKO 2 (6), 1:24 10 Jun 2016 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
6 Win 6–0 Bulgaria Tzvetozar Iliev TKO 2 (6), 2:40 30 Apr 2016 United Kingdom Copper Box Arena, London, England
5 Win 5–0 Hungary David Sipos TKO 1 (6), 2:53 25 Mar 2016 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
4 Win 4–0 United Kingdom Curtis Gargano TKO 1 (4), 1:35 19 Dec 2015 United Kingdom Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
3 Win 3–0 Hungary Tamas Danko TKO 1 (4), 1:40 30 Oct 2015 United Kingdom Harrow Leisure Centre, London, England
2 Win 2–0 Latvia Stanislavs Makarenko PTS 4 12 Jun 2015 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
1 Win 1–0 United Kingdom Mitch Mitchell KO 2 (4), 0:15 9 May 2015 United Kingdom The SSE Arena Wembley, London, England

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Preceded by
Chris Hobbs
British Southern Area
light-heavyweight champion

20 May 2017 – November 2018
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Andre Stirling
Preceded by
Richard Baranyi
WBO European
light-heavyweight champion

8 July 2017 – December 2018
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Emil Markic
Vacant
Title last held by
Dominic Boesel
WBO Inter-Continental
light-heavyweight champion

16 September 2017 – present
Incumbent
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