Artur Beterbiev is looking to keep a perfect streak of knockouts in London today. He faces off against dangerous puncher Anthony Yard, so whatever happens should be dramatic.
Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs) is a very dangerous puncher, but he has plenty of skill. His hope is to unify his three light heavyweight belts, which he holds, with his one belt, which is held by his compatriot Dmitry his Bivol, but the fight It hasn’t come together yet, so he’s going this route instead. At 38, he can’t afford to make mistakes. His yardage (23-2-22 KOs) career has been eventful, but he has proven to have fixed some of the holes he showed in the past and is a true world-class fighter. We aim to prove that
The card is available on ESPN+ in the US and BT Sport in the UK. The card’s scheduled start time is 2:00 PM ET, but the ESPN+ schedule doesn’t start until 3:30 PM. Perhaps there will be qualifiers shown in BT that ESPN does not offer. The main event, Ringwalks, is scheduled for around 5:30 PM ET, but stay tuned for updates.
update; The ESPN+ stream appears to have started an hour earlier than yesterday’s schedule. very sorry.
What’s more, the pacing of this card tonight is completely baffling, with the second televised fight – and the first televised fight on the ESPN+ show – to mark another world title between Dalakian and Jimenez. A fight, not one of several six-round prospect shows. It’s still ahead.
update: Okay, the main event ringwalk will start soon.
round by round
Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yard
Round 1: I honestly don’t think this round will be 12 rounds. They meet in the middle of the ring, with Beterbiev coming forward with a jab. Many feints and moves from the Yarde. Beterbiev moves him into the corner early, but he circles out. and again. Yard then throws 1-2. And Yard catches Beterbiev with a check left hook! There is no injury, but it is a warning shot. and again! Yards on the hind legs more than expected. Beterbiev then lands a decent overhand, but Yard makes him a bullfighter again. This is close combat. A few body shots and an overhand from Beterbiev. 10-9 yards
Round 2: Beterbiev starts under pressure, but Yard pushes him back with a shot. They fall and hit their heads. And the left hook of the yard, Beterbiev landed at the same time. A jab to the body by the Russian, Yards shoved into the corner, his right hand chopped off by Beterbiev, Yards moves in response. Now warming up Nicely and again on the ropes, almost evenly exchanged, Beterbiev hit very hard. A heavy jab snaps Yards head back, but another left hand moves Betebiev back again. Beterbiev probably landed a little heavy work, but 10-9 Beterbiev, 19-19
Round 3: Beterbiev tries to jab Yarde into the corner and runs. A hook Yarde answers, but back in the corner. Beterbiev is focused on the jab here. A short pause with a yard mouthpiece. Back to the jab. A big body shot by Beterbiev, Yard felt so. We’ve slowed the pace a bit this round and Beterbiev is a little more patient. Double jabs and void shots by yards. The upstairs combination moves Beterbiev a bit. Yard made a big mistake and shot, but he’s fine. A big left hook catches him at the bell. 10-9 Beterbiev, 29-28
Round 4: Yard wobbled to start the round. A big chopping light makes him wobble! Beterbiev starts the round with intense firepower! Yards trying to fight fire with fire! He survives, but he won’t be this long. Midway through the round the pace slows and good jabs and shots return to the body to temporarily turn off Beterbiev. A stunning left hook and Beterbiev retreats. And then he returned to Beterbiev on a rope! Then, becoming too zealous, Beterbiev drives him back. great fight. The yard ends with a powerful jab and small hook, and Beterbiev with an uppercut. 10-9 Beterbiev, 39-37
Round 5: Good body shot to open the round by Yarde, then Beterbiev returns the jab and Yarde’s mouthpiece comes out. It’s the second time, so either I’m buying time or I’m not wearing it well. On the restart, he caught Beterbiev with an uppercut and Champ’s jab scored. Yards cracking shot rocks Beterbiev! Yard then throws a chopping light but catches the same left back. Yarde shows damage under his eyes and is a bit of a drag. Beterbiev landed a jab, but hit back with a left hook, then another hook! Then turn the yard. But he still backs off and seems to be haunted by these!Bodshoys, and his upstairs hook. Beterbiev set up a counter and cornered the yards. nice round! What a round!You can go either way, but I’d go for his 10-9 yards, 48-47 Beterbiev
Round 6: Yard gave the round, but he got hurt at the end. No, Beterbiev starts moving fast and the yards are wobbly. Cut under the right eye. Now recovering well, Beterbiev clearly isn’t as confident in taking control of the yards. And now body shots force the champions again. round. Beterbiev jabs and Jade throws from above. Snap your chin back. Beterbiev is definitely focused on counters and jabs. They exchange hooks and Beterbiev lands one that is difficult to close. 10-9 Beterbiev, 58-56
IBF, WBA, WBC Light Heavyweight Championship Match: Artur Beterbiev vs. Anthony Yard
Heavyweight: Moses Itama KO1 Marcel Bourdais
Cruiserweight: Tommy Fletcher Def-6 Darryl Sharp 60-54 (referee’s card)
Light Heavyweight: Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna KO5 Karol Ituma
Who saw it coming?!
Ezequiel Maderna holds off Karol Itauma to hand young prospect his first professional defeat
— Boxing at BT Sport (@BTSportBoxing) January 28, 2023
WBA Flyweight Championship: Artem Darakian def.6 David Jimenez 115-113, 115-113, 116-112
Super Welterweight: Khalid Ali RTD1 Ivica Gogosevich
Super Featherweight: Charles Frankum def.6 Joshua Ocampo 60-54 (referee’s score)
Welterweight: Sean Nokes TKO5 Santiago Garces
Super Featherweight: Massoud Abdullah def.6 Lester Lara 60-54 (Referee Score)
Welterweight: Joshua Frankham def.6 Joe Hardy 60-54 (referee’s score)
Featherweight: Oumar Khan vs. Sandeep Singh Bhatti