Beterbiev v Yarde

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by aaaaa, Jun 19, 2022.

  1. kevinreid001

    kevinreid001 Punchdrunk101 Full Member

    Nov 1, 2012
    Kovalev is far better than anyone on buatsi record.
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  2. Inglis_1

    Inglis_1 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 4, 2018
    I don't mind Yarde and good on him for wanting to take on the best, but yeah, this doesn't end well for him. Would like to see Beterbiev v Bivol as would most of us, but of course promoters block that from happening for the near future at least.
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  3. Jolly Roger

    Jolly Roger Active Member Full Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Sure, although it was Kovalev’s corpse that dominated Yarde, let’s not act like it was prime Krusher. I’m just pointing out that the logical conclusion of Buatsi only wanting to fight bums would be that Yarde is a a bum, given that Buatsi has been trying to make a fight with him.
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  4. tee_birch

    tee_birch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 6, 2014
    It’s definitely up there. I think Fury v winner of AJ Usyk (Especially if somehow it is AJ) is a bigger fight, but that’s it.
  5. micker1

    micker1 Member Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    Yarde v Beterbiev and buatsi v bivol could be the fights that get made and winners fight for undisputed. Its difficult to see either brit winning and can see buatsi avoiding the bivol fight as well.
  6. murphman22

    murphman22 Active Member Full Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    It’s difficult to see anything but a Beterbiev win but it will be a fun intriguing watch. Likelihood is that Yarde try and box how he does and will get conclusively beaten. There is nothing to say that he is above the level of say Marcus Browne (if fact the opposite may be true). But Yarde obviously bangs a bit and to take the fight they must have some sort of plan. Problem is having been beat by Kovalev and Arthur you get less confident that they do!

    the fact that Yarde and Buatsi could fight the legitimate 1 & 2 in the world despite neither proving they belong at that level shows what a boxing promoter and decent fan base/tv deal can do for a fighter. It’s boring but there are arguably 4 British fighters in top 10-15 of world rankings and none of them have ever fought each other. Disgraceful really. What other product treats it’s customers like this .
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  7. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 23, 2020
    No doubt but the division is a bit meh though wouldn't you agree?
  8. Oreet Cha!

    Oreet Cha! I know what I like and I like what I know. Full Member

    Jul 18, 2018
    Not everything has to revolve around America you know...

    Ever considered that other countries consider Spence v Crawford as just an "ok fight" compared to how they view Fury v AJ and/or Beterbiev v Bivol?

    From my own pov, I have Spence Crawford 3rd on my list of the 3 fights mentioned.

    And lastly, because America is currently the pits with its own heavyweights, you write off an entire division? Those lemons must be really bitter.
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  9. Oreet Cha!

    Oreet Cha! I know what I like and I like what I know. Full Member

    Jul 18, 2018
    Yarde will be viewed as a success if he makes it to R6.

    Big Balls in wanting the fight though, I'll give him that.
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  10. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash banned Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Also didn't he turn down step a side money that was the same as his purse for the Kovalev fight
  11. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Fair play to Yarde for wanting the fight, you can't knock him for it. Not the smartest of career moves though as I think he'll get smashed to bits.

    Would make more sense to allow Beterbiev (at 37 years of age) to fight Bivol and afterwards he'll likely move up in weight. In the meantime Yarde could push for the Buatsi fight which sells in the UK.

    There's still high financial reward in a more winnable fight where he'll take less damage.
  12. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017
    A unified Champ fighting a Brit in London and I can see people moaning
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  13. Ngubu

    Ngubu New Member banned Full Member

    Nov 9, 2021
  14. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    its a mistach and I'd rather have the undisputed but make no mistake about it, if Beterbiev fights on these shores I will be there
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  15. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Yarde has operated at British to European level his entire career. The one time he stepped up above that he got ironed out by the jab of a shot world level LHW.

    He has really no chance against Beterbiev, other than the same chance that anyone else has who can punch. To land something big early that scrambles Beterbiev and catch him cold. Smith Jr tried that approach, it didnt end up too well for him.

    Beterbiev is not a normal fighter. He can box very well and every punch carries concusive power with no wind up or tell.

    At least Yarde will get to challenge the best and have a good pay day.