Light heavyweight contender Anthony Yarde has no idea what to expect in Saturday’s bout at the Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia against WBO world champion Sergey Kovalev. Visualizing the experience at all – a popular tactic with elite sportspeople – has proven tricky because Yarde has no idea what to expect from his voyage into the unknown.
“I have no clue and that is the excitement for me,” added the 28-year-old. “I don’t know nothing, literally nothing! I don’t know what the venue is going to look like, what the crowd is going to be like…
“I might go out there and some of the crowd will be cheering for me. We might be fighting in the gym of his old secondary school. I don’t know.
“Again, that is the beauty of it and that is the challenge.”