Anthony Yarde revealed he lately acquired some invaluable recommendation forward of his world title shot in opposition to Artur Beterbiev subsequent yr, from none apart from unified world champion, Oleksandr Usyk.
Yarde defined to SecondsOut that he watched Tyson Fury’s win over Derek Chisora within the firm of Usyk, and the Ukrainian supplied him some pointers primarily based off his experiences in opposition to Beterbiev within the beginner ranks.
“I sat subsequent to Usyk on the Fury vs Chisora struggle and he was speaking to me, I used to be simply listening. I’m so humble in terms of studying.”
“He fought Beterbiev twice, and he was simply telling me some issues, just a bit recommendation. I believe that’s what it’s about, being a pupil and attempting to study.”
“He’s a stunning man, he’s bubbly – however he can struggle.”
Usyk confronted the Russian twice as an beginner, most lately in an Olympic quarter ultimate, so there are arguably few higher positioned to advise Yarde as he heads into what’s extensively tipped to be the hardest struggle of his profession.
Seen by many because the primary mild heavyweight on the planet, Beterbiev is the one world champion in boxing to have stopped each considered one of his opponents, boasting a document of 18 wins, 0 defeat and 18 KOs.
The showdown with ‘King Artur’ will likely be Yarde’s second crack at world honours, having come up quick in opposition to one other Russian within the type of Sergey Kovalev for the WBO strap in 2019. Nonetheless, he’ll get a shot at three belts this time round as Beterbiev presently holds the WBC and IBF titles in addition to the WBO.
With Yarde additionally scoring 22 of his 23 wins by knockout, there are only a few within the sport anticipating the struggle on the O2 to go the space.