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Arthur is Backing Anthony Yarde To Shock Sergey Kovalev

LYNDON ARTHUR insists arch rival Anthony Yarde can shock the world and crush Sergey Kovalev next month.

Ilford hitter Yarde faces a tough assignment when he travels to Kovalev’s back yard in Chelyabinsk and challenges for the Russian’s WBO light-heavyweight title on Saturday August 24.

Yarde has won all 18 fights since turning professional, and knocked out 17 of his opponents, but will be a big underdog away from home.

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Arthur, 28, said: “It is a hard task, but I do think Yarde has got a good chance.

“Yarde is a very hard puncher and has a chance of knocking him out, but we are still waiting to see him get hit at that level.

“I think he has a good chance, but it isn’t just Kovalev. Boxing there in Russia is a lot different to being in London where there are home comforts.

“Kovalev is very good and it’s a case of what is left in him.”

Mancunian Arthur has won all 15 professional fights and next year is a likely opponent for fellow Frank Warren promoted boxer Yarde.

They might be enemies, but Arthur will be cheering Yarde on when he makes the daunting trip to Russia.

“Even though he is a potential opponent and rival we have to support him and I wish him all the best out there. I will support any British fighter especially on the road,” explained Arthur.

“I have seen people online saying Yarde has no chance against Kovalev,  but those saying that are the ones who will say, ‘I knew he could do it,’ if he wins.

“As fighters in the public eye we have to accept that people give opinions on us and will want us to get beat.

“But Anthony has to do what he wants and he is by having this fight. That is the main thing and all I can do is wish him well.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Sparked_26 on 07-19-2019

King Arthur? Sweet. Get the round table out lads. England’s taking over.

Comment by Roberto Vasquez on 07-19-2019

Arthur just said Yarde has a chance and wanted him to win. He was basically just saying Yarde has a very small chance of winning. e.g. pretty much no chance Yard will get stopped. He's been fighting nobodies and Kovalev…

Comment by hitmanjosh on 07-19-2019

Proof read ****! Really sometimes I just say take a chance and see if they did something right for a change!

Comment by Keiran444 on 07-19-2019

[QUOTE=mlac;19911802]artur beterbiev? alex arthur? arthur abraham? who the fook is this?[/QUOTE] King Arthur?...the list goes on lol.

Comment by mlac on 07-19-2019

artur beterbiev? alex arthur? arthur abraham? who the fook is this?

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