Anthony Yarde lifts his opponent off the ground with a devastating knockout and reveals where he has the advantage over Artur Beterbiev ahead of the world title

Anthony Yarde made no mistakes in his potential “banana peel” fight against Stefani Koykov on Saturday night.

The Briton came out firing and got his man out of there in the third round with a stunning knockout.

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Yarde kicked Koykov from the feet with a brutal uppercut

And then Yarde will face Artur Beterbiev

And then Yarde will face Artur Beterbiev

After a barrage of punches, Yarde landed a crushing uppercut that lifted Koykov off his feet and he couldn’t beat the count as the referee called off the contest.

The win means Yarde will now be in contention with WBC, WBO and IBF world champion Artur Beterbiev.

The duo are set to meet on January 28 at Wembley Arena in London for Yarde’s second world title attempt.

In 2019, Yarde fought Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight bracelet and while he injured him in round eight, the Briton was eventually gassed and stopped in round 11.

This time around, however, Yarde feels he has some advantages that will see him emerge victorious.

After watching Beterbiev’s most recent fight against Joe Smith Jr from the ring, Yarde told talkSPORT: “The advantage I have would be the speed.

“From what I saw there, I feel like I’m a lot faster than him. He’s got a lot of experience, he’s smart and he surprised me in the way he fought Joe Smith Jr.”


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