Beterbiev, Yarde Workout Quotes

WBC/IBF/WBO light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs), boxing’s only world champion with a 100% knockout rate, and big-punching Anthony Yarde (23-2, 22 KOs) participated in a media workout today in advance of Saturday’s showdown at London’s OVO Arena exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+.

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Photo: Queensberry Promotions

Artur Beterbiev: “I had a good camp. I had good sparring. I will try to do my best. My team and I always try to be ready for anything, any strategy. I can’t compare {Yarde} to Joe Smith. It’s a different fight. Joe Smith had a belt at that time. It’s not comparable.”

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Photo: Queensberry Promotions

Anthony Yarde: “If you look at what he’s accomplished so far, it’s amazing, and that’s what amps me up. So, again, I beat him, I deserve some respect…he’s never been in a situation where he’s lost. But for me, it’s all about me. That’s the way I am. That’s the way I operate. It’s about me and my legacy. He’s just the person with the belts.”

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    • DEAN that is the funniest thing i heard.. thanks for making my day.. after reading what the guy wrote.. i thought oh boy.. another one.. Jesus said, to know thyself.. and that poor fellow doesnt know himself.. hahaha

  • Yarde definitely can cause Beterbiev problems early and I wouldn’t even be surprised if he drops him.
    I think Beterbiev will probably come on strong later though and wear Yarde down over the stretch.

  • Hopefully, Yarde took off the muscle mass that caused him to gas out in the Kovolov fight. Beterbiev has the pedigree thats hard to overcome with just a dozen amatuer fights.
    Props to Yarde for chasing the big guy. This is what Boxing fans want to see from so called P4P best fighters.
    Either way it should be an exciting fight. I may fire up the grill for this one.

  • Yarde’s got a chance, he’s arguably a harder puncher than Callum Johnson and his power put Artur down…and Artur is 4 years older now, at 38 he’s no spring chicken.
    Still, I guess you’ve got to side with Beterbiev, his track record is definitely more impressive.
    Looking forward to this one, someones getting KO’d.

  • Hope Yarde doesn’t hurt himself during his ringwalk & Beterbiev wins KO round’0′

  • Bombs away! Even at 38 Beterbiev not showing signs of age and he’s not coming off a long layoff. His pedigree and experience and of course his power will carry him. Like I’ve said before, Yarde has a chance because of the power.

  • Yarde would of learnt heaps from his first foray at a belt, hopefully less muscle mass on his frame so he doesn’t want later on in the belt. Retaining punching power ,I can see him causing an upset,,just saying

  • Beterbiev will have to knock outYarde if he wants a win in the UK!!!If the fight is close he will be robbed in that notorious home decisions place!!

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