Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Anthony Yarde Hungry To Exceed Veterans - Blast Out Sjekloca

This Saturday rising star Anthony Yarde looks to continue his rise up the world rankings when he takes on Nikola Sjekloca at the Copper Box.

Speaking to The Independent, the 26-year-old is aware there are critics of his opposition but says he’s taking no notice, instead focusing on doing his job and entertaining the fans.

“Look, everybody will have an opinion, when people get an opinion, it can sometimes take a while for them to change their minds. The opponent I am fighting is a two-time World Title challenger. He’s never been knocked out before. It is a serious fight and I need to do my job,” argued ‘The Beast’.

anthony-yarde_2

His Serbian opponent has fought several high profile fighters such as Sakio Bika, Callum Smith, Arthur Abraham and Tyron Zeuge. Despite facing a high level of opposition, he has yet to be stopped, so Yarde is looking to be the first man to do just that.

“He’s never been knocked out, that’s what I have on my mind. I really want that knockout. At this moment in my career I am in the entertainment stage. You need to be entertaining, what interests people is knockouts and excitement,” said the Londoner.

Yarde’s trainer Tunde Ajayi echoed his fighter’s statements: “Tell me another professional in boxing with his lack of amateur record. When people make comparisons and say he isn’t fighting anybody, [former foe] Nemesapati went six rounds with Callum Smith. He went six rounds with Anthony Dirrell. Yarde beat him in the third. I don’t see where the criticism is from.

“Sjekloca, the guy that we’re stepping in to face now, has never been stopped and he has previously fought three World Champions along with a world-class fighter in Smith,” added Ajayi.

BoxNation subscription is £12 per month plus £8 registration fee for Sky TV. €15 per month plus €10 registration fee for ROI Sky TV customers. £11 per month with no registration fee for Virgin Media customers. £12 per month and no registration fee for TalkTalk, Freeview, EE, online and app (iOS, Android, Amazon) customers. No minimum term. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sledgeweather17 on 12-07-2017

[QUOTE=BUCSBronzemedal;18307733]This is a genuine step-up fight for Yarde, he's had a slow start but he needed experience. He's currently ranked no.5 in the WBO which does seem to be a bit inflated but he did take out the no.8 ranked…

Comment by BUCSBronzemedal on 12-07-2017

This is a genuine step-up fight for Yarde, he's had a slow start but he needed experience. He's currently ranked no.5 in the WBO which does seem to be a bit inflated but he did take out the no.8 ranked…

Comment by Tom Cruise on 12-07-2017

For the record, despite the physique i think Yarde looks very skilled considering his lack of experience. Looks a natural athlete (ok maybe not natural natural, but you get what i mean), probably could have excelled in any sport he…

Comment by mlac on 12-07-2017

hype job, not faced a single live opponent yet...he might even lose agaisnt this guy if hes able to take yard over the mid way point lol..

Comment by SugarRayCurtain on 12-07-2017

Too early to tell I think hes very naturally gifted, seems to have good reflexes and great handspeed

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Arum Explains Why Lomachenko-Linares Being on HBO is a 'Waste' Callum Smith Expects Braehmer To Present Some Problems George Groves - The Emotion and The Logic Danny Garcia: I Want Thurman, It's On Him, Whenever He's Ready McGregor Trolls Mayweather Over Failed Bid To Lure Him To UFC Ugas Motivated To Shock Experts, Topple Errol Spence For IBF Belt Video: Jermell Charlo Talks 154 Division, Andrade, Lubin, More Alberto Machado vs. Rafael Mensah Purse Bid Set For March 2 Alexander: I Absolutley Beat Victor Ortiz - I Gave Him Three Rounds Groves May Request New WBSS Date if Injury Needs Time To Heal William Silva Tops Card on March 3 in Clearwater, Florida Video: Paulie Malignaggi Breaks Down Garcia's Win Over Rios Brandon Rios: I'm Mad Over Stoppage, I Was Ready To Continue! Video: Shawn Porter Talks Confrontation With Danny Garcia Sauerland: We'll Wait Before Making Decision On WBSS Final Isaac Zarate, Ruben Villa Win Bouts in Ontario, California Subriel Matias, Alfredo Santiago Win Bouts in Puerto Rico Daniel Jacobs vs. Maciej Sulecki Finalized For April 28, HBO Eubank Sr. Admits: My Son Didn't Perform, Didn't Show His Level Video: Mikey Garcia Talks Lomachenko-Linares, Lipinets, More McGuigan: Groves' Shoulder is Massive Concern For Tournament DeGale To Eubank Jr: Now Go Crawl Back Under Your Rock! Photos: David Benavidez Hands a Pure Beating To Ronald Gavril Photos: Victor Ortiz, Devon Alexander Fight To Controversial Draw Photos: Danny Garcia Blasts Brandon Rios With a Monster Shot Thurman: Spence Can Beat Me? I Will Handle Him, Whoop His Ass! Photos: Groves Hands a Bloody Chris Eubank Jr. a Boxing Lesson Photos: Yordenis Ugas Stops Ray Robinson To Secure Spence Video: Brandon Rios Post-Fight Reaction To Knockout, More Video: Thurman, Porter Sit Down and Negotiate Rematch in Vegas Benavidez: I Was Told Gavril Suffered a Broken Jaw, Broken Nose Vincent Feigenbutz With Controversial TKO of Ryno Liebenberg Video: Angel Garcia Post-Fight Reaction To Rios Knockout, More Video: Danny Garcia Post-Fight Reaction To Rios Knockout, More Video: Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter- Confrontation in Las Vegas Photos: Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter - Face To Face, Trade Words Yordenis Ugas is Ready: I Want Errol Spence Next! Victor Ortiz Not Happy With Draw: I Did Enough To Win! Danny Garcia Drills a Very Game Brandon Rios in Ninth Danny Garcia vs. Brandon Rios - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement