Artur Beterbiev and Anthony Yarde headlined a boxing event from Queensberry Promotions and Top Rank boxing on January 28, 2023. The event took place at OVO Arena in Wembley, London.
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Artur Beterbiev was ordered by WBO to face mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde. This meant that Beterbiev had to defend all three of his IBF, WBC & WBO Light Heavyweight Championships in this bout.
Beterbiev, a knockout artist with 18 stoppage wins in as many fights, is now a World Champion for more than 5 years. He first won the vacant IBF title by beating Enrico Kölling in November 2017. He later added to the WBC title by defeating Oleksandr Gvozdyk in October 2019. Since the start of 2021, Beterbiev has won over Adam Deines, Marcus Browne, and Joe Smith Jr. The bout against Smith also had Smith’s WBO title on the line which Beterbiev added to his waist.
For Anthony Yarde, this was be the second chance to win a World title. He previously challenged and failed to defeat Sergey Kovalev in 2019, losing via TKO in the eleventh round. Also known for this knockout prowess, Yarde became mandatory for the WBO title after avenging his loss to Lyndon Arthur. However, WBO allowed Smith to face Beterbiev instead. With Beterbiev beating Smith in June 2022, he had to next face Yarde in a WBO mandatory defense.
The bout was earlier scheduled for October 29, 2022, but it had to be rescheduled to January 2023 when Beterbiev got injured. Yarde went on to face Stefani Koykov in November as a tune-up fight before this match.
TALE OF THE TAPE
|Boxer Name||Artur Beterbiev||Anthony Yarde|
|NickName||Beast||The Beast from The East|
|Height||5′ 11½″ (182cm)||6′ 0″ (183cm)|
|Country||Russia/Canada Since 2022||United Kingdom|
|Reach||73 inches||72 inches|
UNDERCARD (FIGHT CARD)
|Matchup||Rounds||Weight Class & Championship||Results|
|Artur Beterbiev vs. Anthony Yarde||12||Beterbiev’s WBO, WBC, and IBF light heavyweight titles||Artur Beterbiev won via TKO at 2:01 of round 8|
|Artem Dalakian vs. David Jimenez||12||Dalakian’s WBA flyweight title||Artem Dalakian won via unanimous decision (115-113, 115-113, 116-112)|
|Moses Itauma vs Marcel Bode||4||heavyweight||Moses Itauma won via KO at 0:23 of round 1|
|Karol Itauma vs. Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna||10||vacant WBC International light heavyweight title||Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna won via KO at 1:04 of round 5|
|Charles Frankham vs. Joshua Ocampo||6||super featherweight||Charles Frankham won via points (60-54)|
|Umar Khan vs. Sandeep Singh Bhatti||6||featherweight||Umar Khan won via Points|
|Sean Noakes vs. Santiago Garces||6||welterweight||Sean Noakes won via TKO at 3:00 of round 5|
|Masood Abdulah vs Lesther Lara||6||super featherweight||Masood Abdulah won via points (60-54)|
|Tommy Fletcher vs. Darryl Sharp||6||cruiserweight||Tommy Fletcher won via points (60-54)|
|Joshua Frankham vs. Joe Hardy||6||welterweight||Joshua Frankham won via Points (60-54)|
|Khalid Ali vs. Ivica Gogosevic||6||super welterweight||Khalid Ali won via RTD at 3:00 of round 1|