Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

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
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

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (16)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Whyte: Fury "Stopped" Wilder, I Would Have Knocked Him Out! Umar Salamov Inks Promotional Pact With Top Rank Froch: Tyson Fury Rematch is Dangerous For Deontay Wilder Warren: Fury Would Be Massive Odds-On Favorite Over Joshua Khan: No Reason For Fury-Wilder 3 - But It Would Still Sell Fury: Wilder Was Definitely An Improved Fighter In Rematch Wilder: Fury Fought As Dirty As Possible, But Bayless Let Him Get Away With It Bill Haney: Devin Can't Get Fights At 135; Going To 140 For Mikey Garcia Jessie Vargas on Facing Mikey Garcia: It's My Time To Shine! Marcel Braithwaite To Return From Defeat, March 14 In Liverpool Hearn: Whyte Could Be Mandatory To Fury-Joshua Winner Fury's Father: Joshua Frightened, Will Retire Before Facing Tyson Jessie Vargas Grinds Hard For Mikey Garcia Clash Fury vs. Joshua is The Next Mega-Event: Taking a Look Back Amir Khan: Tyson Fury is #1 Heavyweight, Would Beat Joshua Berinchik, Bursak, Beselia, Mitrofanov Win in Kiev Julio Cesar Chavez in Top Form For Jorge Arce Exhibition James Wilkins Signs With Golden Boy, Eyes Springtime Return Abdukakhorov-Lipinets Interim Title Fight Targeted For May 16 Wilder: Breland Influenced To Throw Towel By Anthony Dirrell, Who's Trained By 'Sugar' Hill Prograis-Hooker, Fortuna-Campbell Double Set For April 17 in Oxon Hill Martinez-Harris Face-Off, Parker & Yafai Hit Texas Mikey Garcia, Jessie Vargas - Face-Off as Fight Week Starts Wilder Will Exercise Rematch Clause, Says Costume Weakened Legs Canelo Alvarez To Decide May Opponent Shortly, Says Hearn Wallin To Fury: I Want a Rematch, I'll Finish What I Started! Tyson Fury's Father Would Like To See Him Retire, Visit White House Keith Hunter To Face Rakhmanov on ShoBox, Hawkins is Out News: Ruben Torres, Jeremiah Milton, Davtaev, Flores vs. Frank Andre Ward Feels Wilder Should Not Do Trilogy, Explains Why Euro News: Zeuge-De Carolis, Tatli-Cecilia, Frida Wallberg, More DAZN To Celebrate Mayweather's Birthday With Eight-Hour Fight Block Hearn: Fury Will Beat Wilder Again, Joshua Will Knock Pulev Out Azat Hovhannisyan Signs New Promotional Deal With Golden Boy Sergey Kovalev Arrested For DUI in Los Angeles Whyte: Wilder Got Destroyed, Proper Beaten Up, I Was Happy! Matchroom Italy Card, On Feb. 28, Postponed Due To Coronavirus Stevie & Aaron McKenna Join Freddie Roach At Wild Card Tyson Fury: No Problems With What Bayless Did; He Did A Fair Job Frank Warren: Joshua Should Vacate Belts, Get It On With Fury
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement