Anthony Yarde Batters, Stops Tony Averlant in Seven

By Chris Glover

York Hall, London - For the WBO Intercontinental and European Light Heavyweight titles, Anthony Yarde 15-0 (14KOs) stopped Tony Averlant 26-9-2 (5KOs) in seven rounds of action.

Averlant's corner retired him at the end of round seven.

The fight began with Yarde being the aggressor as he looked to slow down his French opponent, working well on the inside. Averlant replied with some good jabs and straight right hands of his own but it was Yarde in control in the early rounds.


Averlant was in London to win however, as he continued to land some sharp right hands on the WBO number 3 Anthony Yarde. Despite this, Yarde worked well for the vast majority of all the rounds as he controlled the pace and worked well behind his jab.

Yarde's breakthrough come in round six as he landed an excellent left hook to the body off the ropes, sending his French counterpart to the canvas. The East London champion piled on the pressure, sending Averlant to the canvas again after unloading an onslaught to both head and body. Averlant made the count once again but was lucky to survive the round.

Round seven featured a similar script, however, nothing came back from Averlant and Anthony Yarde put his combination punches together with absolute ease, forcing the Averlant corner to withdraw the Frenchman at the end of round number seven.

Also in action, for the Southern Area Heavyweight title, Daniel Dubois 7-0 (7KOs) continued his streak of knockouts with a third round stoppage of previously undefeated DL Jones 8-1-1.

Referee Bob Williams jumped in to stop the contest after 2.23 of round number three as DL Jones slumped to the canvas after taking a barrage of massive hooks and uppercuts to the head from 'Dynamite' Daniel Dubois.

In other action, heavyweight prospect Nathan Gorman 12-0 (10KOs) continued his winning run with a knockout of overmatched Morgan Dessaux 4-2 (4KOs).

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mastrangelo on 02-25-2018

Sheer strength and athlethicism will carry Yarde a long way, but I think there are dangerous sings of him being lazy with his approach to technique, footwork and overall boxing craft... He tries to use philly shell - which is…

Comment by Fabes88 on 02-25-2018

[QUOTE=White Willie;18515240]Let's just hope Yarde fights a good, natural, world-ranked Light Heavyweight some day.[/QUOTE] Lol honestly it’s grtting ridiculous. I don’t think he needs to fight at world level yet even British would be nice. I’m done with these warren…

Comment by inferiorTodd on 02-25-2018

I doubt he will be able to make light heavyweight by the time he fights a real fighter.

Comment by W1LL on 02-24-2018

Bob Ajisafe would be a good opponent to force the British title fight with Frank Buglioni. Seems Hosea Burton is making the move to Cruiserweight permanent. Another good opponent would be Dominic Boesel, who is likely to become the European…

Comment by Sparked_26 on 02-24-2018

[QUOTE=sunny31;18515366]Yep this is the way I see it, don't see him in with Burton or Buglioni right now, maybe 4-5 fights time. The thing I don't get with some of the guys on this thread or in general, this isn't…

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