Kovalev vs Yarde

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  1. split_decision

    split_decision Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Personally I think if that fight happened next Kovalev would destroy him, Yarde gets hit way too easily and even though Kovalev is a bit older and getting slower he would still be too dangerous for any fighter that gets hit that easily.
    Hopefully the Kovalev vs Bivol unification happens first and Yarde would be better off fighting someone like Badou Jack before he takes on the big guns
     
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  2. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Active Member Full Member

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    Yarde isn’t going anywhere kovalev anytime soon.
     
  3. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yeah, I reckon Warren is ready to risk putting Yarde in with him.....
     
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  4. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Active Member Full Member

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    I'd like to see Kovalev vs. Yarde. There would be no promotional issues because Warren will work with Arum and Duva.

    But still, Yarde has been rather protected, fighting soft opposition, and in his last fight Kovalev showed he's still very good. So Warren and Yarde may want to wait a year or two until Kovalev is more faded.

    I agree with the opening post, Kovalev vs. Bivol is more likely to happen next.
     
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  5. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I would love to see this fight. And, frankly speaking, I'm not sure at all it will be a walk in the park for Kovalev.
     
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  6. TheMotorCityCobra

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    I agree. Yarde is still a little raw, but he can crack with both hands and he's talented. Yeah, his defense isn't great but with his power, he is dangerous for anyone. He is a huge, strong LHW. I think he needs to step up his level of opponent before Kov though, Travis Reeves to Kovalev is way too big of a jump in class.
     
  7. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Kovalev will need to be 52 years old before Yarde is going to feel ready to face him.

    Remember guys, he only had 12 amateur fights.
     
  8. LeftRightDownThePipe

    LeftRightDownThePipe Active Member Full Member

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    Kovalev would execute him within 6.
     
  9. Decy

    Decy Barely Coherent Full Member

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    Callum Johnson would destroy Yarde would also give Kovalev a decent fight,
     
  10. MidniteProwler

    MidniteProwler Fab 4 Full Member

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    I wonder if Yarde will sign with Top Rank like a lot of Warren's stable are doing?
     
  11. Decy

    Decy Barely Coherent Full Member

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    No he'd be in danger of having to fight someone decent if he did.
     
  12. Davo

    Davo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I honestly don't know how Yarde would do. He'd need an Iron chin with that defense, but maybe he has one.

    All I do know is that Nathan Cleverly was far more proven when he faced Kovalev. Yarde needs at least one top 10 opponent before he goes near any version of Kovalev.
     
  13. DON1

    DON1 ICEMAN Full Member

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    Well it isnt going to happen
     
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  14. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Awaken me when Yarde fights someone in the top 15.......................at his current progress I don't think he beats any top 10 guys. think some top 15 guys give him the business too........
     
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  15. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No way is he going near Kov..


    Yarde Vs Pascal, Summer 2025

    Only 6 years away, huge step up, no need to rush, let it marinate.
     
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