- Weight Division
- Light Heavyweight
- 7th April 2019
Yarde in 2016
|Nickname(s)||The Beast from the East|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
|Born||13 August 1991|
Hackney, London, England
|Wins by KO||17|
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. On August 25, 2017, it was announced that the fight was cancelled after a contract dispute.
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. 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.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|19 fights||18 wins||1 loss|
|19||Loss||18–1||Sergey Kovalev||TKO||11 (12), 2:04||24 Aug 2019||Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia||For WBO light heavyweight title|
|18||Win||18–0||Travis Reeves||TKO||5 (10), 0:48||8 Mar 2019||Royal Albert Hall, London, England||Retained WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title|
|17||Win||17–0||Walter Gabriel Sequeira||TKO||4 (10), 2:14||20 Oct 2018||Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, England||Retained WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title|
|16||Win||16–0||Dariusz Sęk||TKO||7 (10), 2:17||23 Jun 2018||The O2 Arena, London, England||Retained WBO European and WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight titles|
|15||Win||15–0||Tony Averlant||RTD||7 (10), 3:00||24 Feb 2018||York Hall, London, England||Retained WBO European and WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight titles|
|14||Win||14–0||Nikola Sjekloća||TKO||4 (10), 1:52||9 Dec 2017||Copper Box Arena, London, England||Retained WBO European and WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight titles|
|13||Win||13–0||Norbert Nemesapati||RTD||3 (12), 3:00||16 Sep 2017||Copper Box Arena, London, England||Retained WBO European light-heavyweight title;|
Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
|12||Win||12–0||Richard Baranyi||TKO||1 (10), 2:21||8 Jul 2017||Copper Box Arena, London, England||Won WBO European light-heavyweight title|
|11||Win||11–0||Chris Hobbs||TKO||4 (10), 2:51||20 May 2017||Copper Box Arena, London, England||Won Southern Area light-heavyweight title|
|10||Win||10–0||Darren Snow||KO||1 (6), 2:17||22 Apr 2017||Leicester Arena, Leicester, England|
|9||Win||9–0||Ferenc Albert||TKO||1 (6), 1:36||25 Nov 2016||Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, England|
|8||Win||8–0||Rayford Johnson||TKO||1 (6), 2:10||17 Sep 2016||AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, US|
|7||Win||7–0||Grzegorz Semik||TKO||2 (6), 1:24||10 Jun 2016||York Hall, London, England|
|6||Win||6–0||Tzvetozar Iliev||TKO||2 (6), 2:40||30 Apr 2016||Copper Box Arena, London, England|
|5||Win||5–0||David Sipos||TKO||1 (6), 2:53||25 Mar 2016||York Hall, London, England|
|4||Win||4–0||Curtis Gargano||TKO||1 (4), 1:35||19 Dec 2015||Manchester Arena, Manchester, England|
|3||Win||3–0||Tamas Danko||TKO||1 (4), 1:40||30 Oct 2015||Harrow Leisure Centre, London, England|
|2||Win||2–0||Stanislavs Makarenko||PTS||4||12 Jun 2015||York Hall, London, England|
|1||Win||1–0||Mitch Mitchell||KO||2 (4), 0:15||9 May 2015||The SSE Arena Wembley, London, England|
- Promotions, Queensberry. "Light heavyweight Anthony Yarde signs with Frank Warren". WBN - World Boxing News.
- "Anthony Yarde confident he's on his way to reaching the top". 5 July 2017.
- "Anthony Yarde vs. Ryan Ford on Saunders-Monroe card on Sept 16".
- "Ford vs. Yarde canceled due to contract dispute".
- "Sergey Kovalev Survives Scare, Knocks Anthony Yarde Out in 11th". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
- "Sergey Kovalev stops Anthony Yarde to retain WBO world light-heavyweight title". 24 August 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
- Professional boxing record for Anthony Yarde from BoxRec
- Anthony Yarde profile at Frank Warren Promotions
|Regional boxing titles|
| British Southern Area
20 May 2017 – November 2018
Title next held byAndre Stirling
| WBO European
8 July 2017 – December 2018
Title next held byEmil Markic
Title last held byDominic Boesel
| WBO Inter-Continental
16 September 2017 – present