Anthony Yarde has climbed the highest of mountains and brazenly shouted to all that would listen that Artur Beterbiev’s unified reign is on the verge of coming to an end. A trifecta of stoppage victories has convinced the Londoner of his audacious claims.  

But while the 31-year-old contender maintains that he’s made massive improvements to his overall game, Marcus Browne doesn't believe that Yarde (23-2, 22 KOs) is in the same galaxy as his upcoming foe.

“Yarde sucks,” said Browne on his social media account.  

Browne, a former U.S. Olympian, knows good and well what it feels like to square off against the Russian star.

On December 17th, 2021, Browne (24-2, 16 KOs) attempted to hand Beterbiev an unwanted present. On the night, the two locked horns at the Bell Centre, in Montreal, Canada. The former light heavyweight WBA “Regular” titlist appeared apathetic towards Beterbiev’s vaunted power. Ultimately, however, Browne was forced to eat his words as the unified champion would seize control of their bout in the second half before forcing Browne to go out on his shield via ninth-round stoppage.

Since coming up short, Browne has sulked on the sidelines as he plots his ring return. Beterbiev, having added the WBO light heavyweight trinket to his unified collection in 2022, craves undisputed glory. Should he take care of business against Yarde, the newly turned 38-year-old is hoping that his dreams are placated by taking on current WBA champion, Dmitry Bivol.

Yarde, on the other hand, has unambiguous goals of his own. Following his first championship defeat at the hands of Sergey Kovalev in 2019, Yarde believes that he’s taken all of the necessary steps needed in order to improve.

In any event, despite working tirelessly on his craft, Browne continues to act flippantly towards the former title challenger. Although Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs) has shown to be vulnerable in years past, Browne simply isn’t convinced that Yarde has what it takes to place a dent in his seemingly impervious armor.

“No shot at all.”