Sergey Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde: We Have a Fight!
At the Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia, WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev will defend his title for the first time since winning it back in a rematch against Eleider Alvarez in February. The mandatory challenger, Anthony Yarde will not only be in his first world title bout but will travel to Russia for the first time. In addition, this will mark only his second fight outside of his native UK.
Both men weighed in under the 175lbs limit and are ready to lock horns live on BT Sport and ESPN+ at 12:30 PM ET / 5:30 PM GMT!
- C – Sergey Kovalev: 174.6 lbs (79.2 kg)
- 1 – Anthony Yarde: 173.9 lbs (78.9 kg)
By: EJ Williams