Anthony Yarde has shown promise at Light Heavyweight. In 2018, he won all of his fights to go 17-0, including 16 KO’s. He boasts huge power and has shown his ability to stop fighters by landing fierce shots to the body and head.
Anthony Yarde has impressed early on in his boxing career and much more is expected from the Londoner, especially as he only had 12 amateur fights before turning pro.
Anthony Yarde stands at 6 ft tall and is at a prime age at 27. He was very impressive in 2018, winning all of his three fights. Yarde will therefore want to make huge steps towards his goal to become the light heavyweight Champion in 2019. And in his 17 bouts has fought 46 rounds so far and holds an impressive 94% knockout rate.
What is next for Anthony Yarde?
The undefeated British boxing star will return to the ring to fight Mahdi Amar (36-6-2, 16 KOs) on 23rd February. Yarde is ranked number with the World Boxing Organization at 175. It could soon be that the WBO order a mandatory bout with the current champion Eleider Alvarez. He is definitely beatable, and could be the ideal champion for Yarde to challenge for the belt.
However, Dmitry Bivol (WBA Champion), Oleksandr Gvozdyk (WBC Champion) and Artur Beterbiev (IBF Champion) will bring a serious challenge to Yarde. These are all technical, powerful fighters, who have plenty of experience between them.
Although Yarde has not fought the big names in the division yet, he has definitely showcased his ability and skill to be a contender for a future champion in the Light Heavyweight division. No wonder he is regarded by many as one of the emerging prospects in British Boxing.