Chelyabinsk, Russia The much-anticipated match-up between three-time light heavyweight champion and current WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs) and mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde (18-0, 17 KOs) is a modern-day "Clash of the Titans."
Both fighters have reputations as hard-hitting punchers. Kovalev brings to the table his extensive resume which includes his 15 consecutive world title fights, his ability box as well as punch and his devastating jab.
Yarde has an impressive 94% knockout-to-win ratio, a nine-year age advantage and the hubris that accompanies a nearly perfect professional record. These two warriors will square off in Kovalev's home town of Chelyabinsk, Russia tonight at the Traktor Arena.