Fight Night – Sergey Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde
? Sunday 25 August
? Display (KovalevYarde)
? Hall (Rogers Place)
? Prepaid Card (03:00)
? Master Card (05:00)
? BT Sport 2 HD
? Romanov ? Balmaceda
? Papin ? Makabu
? Kovalev ? Yarde
Studio: David Haye, Enzo Maccarinelli, Richie Woodhall ?
Frank Warren said his faith in his lightweight star was the key to accepting the compulsory challenge on distant land.
“It’s a great opportunity for Anthony and he got his shot on the way to first place in the rankings,” the promoter said. He has shown what he is about by getting ready to go to Kovalev’s backyard, and this shows his confidence in his ability.
“Everyone knows that Kovalev is a huge boxing and a frightening presence in the ring. It’s something we saw here for the first time when Nathan Cleverly fought and continued to work at the highest level.
“Anthony has a tremendous faith in himself, and we support him to come away with the spoils, but whatever happens in the battle, it will take a lot of valuable experience.”
“We are here now! It was one stage after another, it was calculated and everything was timed, and that’s what I said from the beginning,” said Yond coach Tond Ajayi.
It is time we are about to shock the world. I can’t remember a fighter with little experience going to another man’s yard to catch a great hero, so I don’t want to hear any excuses when Anthony directs him.
“I know it will happen.”