After a rather cold end to 2022, in which many of boxing’s best stars showcased their abilities in stay-busy fights, the New Year began with prospects of some of the top players squaring off against other strong competition throughout the coming year. The biggest fight scheduled for January is when one of boxing’s most fascinating competitors, Artur Beterbiev, will defend his WBC, WBO, and IBF light heavyweight world titles against Anthony Yarde.
Beterbiev (18-0), a two-time European Championships gold medallist, made his pro debut in 2013. Beterbiev, who primarily fought in Canada, won the WBA-NABA light-heavyweight championship in 2014. He won the IBF light-heavyweight title in 2017 after defeating Enrico Kolling. Beterbiev’s supremacy at light-heavyweight continued in 2019 when he defeated Oleksandr Gvozdyk for the WBC belt. Beterbiev won the WBO championship in his previous bout in June, defeating Joe Smith Jr. Beterbiev’s victories have all been via knockout. Beterbiev is focused on the task at hand, with a prospective fight against WBA champion Dmitry Bivol on the line. Watch Artur Beterbiev vs. Anthony Yarde boxing fight live online by Fitepass PPV
When is Beterbiev vs Yarde?
On Saturday, January 28, Artur Beterbiev will defend his belts against big-punching British opponent Anthony Yarde at the OVO Arena Wembley. The main event begins at 3 p.m. ET, and both combatants should get in the ring at about 5:30 p.m. ET, depending on the length of the undercard fights.
Yarde made his professional debut in 2015. In 2017, the Briton won the WBO European and WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight belts. In his fight for the WBO light-heavyweight title in 2019, Yarde was defeated by Sergey Kovalev. He has gone 5-1 since then, defeating Lyndon Arthur in 2021 for the Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight championships.
In addition to this exciting championship fight, the undercard will have Artem Dalakian, who has 21 victories and 15 knockouts, taking on David Jimenez, who has 12 wins and 9 knockouts. The WBA Flyweight World Championship fight will go 12 rounds. The day will also include a special feature fight between Moses Itauma and Marcel Bode as well as an undercard event between Karol Itauma and Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna.
How to watch Beterbiev vs Yarde fight in Canada
The 175-pound bout will be broadcast on ESPN+ in the United States. It will also be available to watch on Fitepass PPV
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Beterbiev vs Yarde can be seen live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate in the UK, with coverage of the undercard commencing at 7 p.m. GMT. You can watch the entire event live online if you have a BT Sport subscription and use the BT Sport app or website.
Artur Beterbiev vs. Anthony Yarde fight preview
Artur Beterbiev is a classic champion with an approachable fighting style. To begin, the unbeaten Dagestani fighter is always walking forward in all of his matches. He’s highly protective and keeps his head covered. Beterbiev’s best advantage, with his technique of continually walking opponents down, is the tempo he puts on competitors, especially in later rounds. His strength does not wane as the fight progresses, and while he is eager to trade firefights, he typically emerges as the least injured fighter. He possesses a strong chin and a good combat IQ, which will save him from being hit too hard by Anthony Yarde.
Anthony Yarde is a terrifying puncher who knocks his opponents out with a single devastating right hand. Yarde has an excellent sense of distance and will frequently catch his opponents off guard with long-range shots. He prefers to start with a jab and then load up his power right, slamming opponents with a variety of hooks to the head. Yarde’s hands are usually held low. He’ll have to be on his guard to dodge Beterbiev’s continuous left jab. If he can defend himself and stay up with Beterbiev’s speed, the big underdog may have a chance to strike the knockout punch.
Beterbiev vs Yarde fight card
Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde
Artem Dalakian vs David Jimenez
Karol Itauma vs Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna
Willy Hutchinson vs Emil Markic
Charles Frankham vs Joshua Ocampo
Umar Khan vs Sandeep Singh Bhatti
Sean Noakes vs Santiago Garces
Tommy Fletcher vs Darryl Sharp
Joshua Frankham vs Joe Hardy
Khalid Ali vs Ivica Gogosevic
Moses Itauma vs Marcel Bode