LONDON (AP) — Artur Beterbiev efficiently held his WBC, IBF and WBO light-heavyweight belts when he stopped English challenger Anthony Yarde within the eighth spherical on Saturday.
Beterbiev improved his document to 19-0 along with his nineteenth knockout after taking cost from the seventh spherical at Wembley Area.
The Montreal-based Russian dropped Yarde with a proper hand and the Londoner survived the 10-count within the second minute, however his nook threw within the towel.
Yarde impressed within the first three rounds whereas Berbetiev’s class was simply starting to emerge. Beterbiev pinned Yarde within the fourth however Yarde held on with hooks and uppercuts whereas a minimize developed below his left eye.
Yarde misplaced his second world title shot and dropped to 23-2.
Beterbiev has held the IBF title since 2017, the WBC title since 2019 and added the WBO model final June when he stopped Joe Smith at Madison Sq. Backyard.
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