Did Beterbiev's Stock Go Up Or Down For You After The Yarde Fight ?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Dynamicpuncher, Jan 29, 2023.

  1. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    Firstly i just want to say fantastic fight both men put on a show, and it was a great showcase for the sport we love. But overall how do you rate Beterbiev now after the Yarde Fight ? i thought Beterbiev showed great heart to comeback when at times it looked like Yarde was getting on top, but he also did show some vulnerability being stunned a few times.

    Overall did Yarde just fight a great fight ? and is better than we thought ? or is Beterbiev not quite as good as we thought ?
  2. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Down IMO. He's declining but his performances tend to be up and down. He is still a murderous puncher though.

    He always pulls it out of the bag however and unless you go looking for him like Joe Smith did, we can expect more of these patchy performances.
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  3. Glovedup

    Glovedup New Member banned Full Member

    Jan 21, 2023
    Same as before.. he did what he does , Yarde was never getting on top either.. his performance is being overplayed
  4. tinman

    tinman America Owns The Finish Line Full Member

    Feb 25, 2015
    Down. He's at the point of his career now where unless you come to him he won't look impressive. A prime Beterbiev would have had little issue with Yarde.
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  5. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    Slightly down. Yarde performed better than expected but he was gonna get stopped at some point since Beterbiev was starting to turn up the heat. Beterbiev did what he had to do to finish the job but he still showed his age. I think it showed that Beterbiev is slowing down and that Bivol has a good shot against him.
  6. Jackman65

    Jackman65 We wuz kangz!!! Full Member

    Aug 31, 2019
    No change. I have him tied for the top position with Bivol. I think Bivol would have dominated and outboxed Yarde much easier than Beterbiev but he got the job done. I look forward to seeing these two fight but it’s not looking like a big $ fight so it’s high risk for both and low reward. Seeing the purse AB got for his efforts last night made me feel bad. Hope it was not correct because he deserves more. He’s one of the most dominant fighters in boxing.

    I hope Bivol gets another chance to give Canelo a well deserved beating and takes his belts at 168 before moving back to 175 and fighting AB. Canelo would love nothing more than to duck another L to Bivol. A loss by Bivol to Beterbiev would give Canelo the out he desperately needs.
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  7. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    No change for me. Yarde really elevated his game and fought the best fight he could have but Beterbiev again showed what a brute he is, just relentless, even if you can hit him flush repeatedly , even hurt him, it's not enough he'll still walk you down, break you down and then put you down.
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  8. Raheem

    Raheem Member banned Full Member

    Jan 28, 2023
    For me it went up. I don't consider Yarde great but he came to fight and he can punch and fought hard.

    Beterbiev showed he is not a front runner, that he can trade on equal terms and still be devastating.

    I.was most impressed with how he reacts to being hit. Compare that to the Klitschko brothers, 2 all time greats, but you could always see them get flustered when someone came at them hard ...
    Beterbiev seems to get even more dangerous once he gets tagged.

    Unfortunately for Beterbiev, he's an older fighter in a division that lacks stars ....what big fights is out there for him besides bivol?

    And isn't bivol chasing Alvarez still?
  9. heerko koois

    heerko koois Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    Up.....time for Bivol !
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  10. senpai

    senpai Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 18, 2021

    People just was not expecting much from Yarde and suddenly he gave Beterbiev hell, which in reality it was not like that.
  11. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    No change really. Everyone knows Yarde can bang, but ultimately he couldn't keep Beterbiev away from him.
  12. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    Why would it go down? Regardless of scorecards, I definitely thought Beterbiev controlled most of the fight, forced his fight, forced his will on Yarde and got rid of him. He even showed some movement to pull Yarde to him.
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  13. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016
    I think the same, Beterbiev didn't look any different to me. He boxes well has a good jab and comes straight forward. He also has his head always on line and has been able to get away with that ,though Yarde made him pay a few times. He's a very strong fighter and mentally tough but he's not all time great 175 pound material. Certainly not top 10, maybe 15.
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  14. Greg Price99

    Greg Price99 Active Member Full Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    It depends what you mean.

    Has the Yarde fight made me think I need to reassess how I've evaluated AB throughout his career? No.

    Do I think Yarde's competitness is likely partially explicable by fighting a 38 year old who is on a slide away from his physical prime? Yes.
  15. KiwiMan

    KiwiMan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 28, 2016
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