Artur Beterbiev, Anthony Yarde make weight for title fight in London

Light heavyweight titleholder Artur Beterbiev and challenger Anthony Yarde on Friday made weight for their fight Saturday at OVO Arena Wembley in London (ESPN+).

Beterbiev weighed 174.5, a half pound below the division limit. Yarde came in at 174.25.

The Russian-Canadian Beterbiev will be defending three belts and attempting to extend his streak of knockouts to 19 in as many fights in his professional career.

Yarde (23-2, 22 KOs) will be fighting for a major championship for a second time. He was stopped by then beltholder Sergey Kovalev in 11 rounds in August 2019.

The Londoner is 5-1 since that setback, including victories in his three most-recent fights.

Also featured on the card: Artem Dalakian (111.6) vs. David Jimenez (111.1), flyweights (for Dalakian’s WBA title); Karol Itauma (174.1) vs. Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna (174.7), light heavyweights

The main portion of the card is scheduled to beging at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT.


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