The Rock Looks Forward To Kovalev vs. Yarde Showdown

DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON has given Anthony Yarde the green light to copy his famous chant and celebration if he shocks WBO light-heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev next month.

The Hollywood and WWE legend has used his catchphrase; ‘If you smell what The Rock is cooking’ for almost 20 years during his wrestling career.

And Ilford’s Yarde (18-0, 17KOs) is planning to honour his hero when he challenges Kovalev (33-3-1 (28KOs) in Chelyabinsk on Saturday August 24.


Yarde, 27, vowed: “When I win I am gonna do ‘The Rock’s’ celebration and get on the top of the rope with the belt and shout ‘If you smell…’. I might use his ring entrance music also.”

Johnson who has starred in a stack of blockbuster movies including Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, Fast Five and San Andreas was blown away when he heard of Yarde’s plan.

He told Yarde: “You set the stage brother, do my iconic pose justice if you win.”

Johnson is a huge boxing fan and cannot wait for the big showdown in Russia, and promised: “Gonna be a great fight.

“Kovalev and Yarde are two bad ass dudes. Phenomenal fighters.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ceylon mooney on 07-22-2019

for a mandatory this is a goodun!

Comment by Eff Pandas on 07-22-2019

We writing articles about fights famous people are looking forward to now?!?!?! I heard Edward James Olmos is looking forward to Ruiz vs Joshua II.

Comment by BobLoblaw on 07-22-2019

Hopefully Kovalev comes out in 3:16 clothing and does a stone cold stunner to get the TKO.

Comment by DumpkinsPlus5 on 07-22-2019

[QUOTE=lowblows420;19923421]Once Pascal retires Yarde will be man at LHW[/QUOTE] lolololololol...

Comment by revelated on 07-22-2019

But...buuuut I thought real boxing fans don't want to see 'WWE antics' and entertainment?

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