Yarde would have won if he stayed on his feet

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by RJJFan, Jan 28, 2023.

  1. Jacques81

    Jacques81 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    Him staying on his feet the next 4 rounds was absolutely impossible.
    He was gassed, battered, and Beterbiev would have sent him out in a stretcher had it not been stopped.
    With your pipedreams over here
  2. TheShellofKell

    TheShellofKell Member Full Member

    Sep 3, 2021
    I had it 5-2 to Beterbeast but 4-3 was ok too..... Does it really surprise anyone that the Korean judge had it 5-2 Yarde? They are not renowned for quality judging.:deal:
  3. cuchulain

    cuchulain Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    The Korean had the worst card, and it was horrible enough.

    The other two, one with Yarde ahead and one with Beterbiev leading (both by a point) were within reason.

    But it was clear from the early rounds how things were going to finish.
  4. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Beterbiev was up 5-2 on my card as he was controlling the fight, outlanding Yarde and landing the harder punches.
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  5. Slyk

    Slyk Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    No UK promoter is flying out a Korean to a London show they've sunk millions into and not having him in pocket. Yarde was getting pummeled by any metric of scoring, and the WORST card you could have was 4-3 in favor of Beterbiev.
  6. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    There were 4 more rounds. He wasn't staying on his feet, let alone winning those rounds.
  7. Jacques81

    Jacques81 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    Those manila envelopes were sliding incessantly under their hotel doors. They failed to drug Beterbiev before the fight though and even if they did, it wasn't enough to stop him from battering Yarde badly
  8. BenUndertheradar

    BenUndertheradar New Member Full Member

    Sep 25, 2022
    Worst fight to bribe judges. Yarde's face was beaten badly, I wonder if the judges knew that the cut on Beterbiev was from an accidental headbutt? If it wasn't for that Beterbiev's face would have looked much better, his punches causing more damage than two of Yarde's.
  9. Vic The Gambler

    Vic The Gambler Active Member Full Member

    Jun 14, 2022
    Good fight! I had Beterbiev one round ahead and it actually went how I expected it to go, other than I thought Yarde would either be counted out or stopped by the ref…not pulled out by his corner.

    But Yarde’s performance up until the finish didn’t surprise me at all…like I said in a previous post, he’s no mug and can punch a bit, but no way will he be able take Beterbiev’s punches for 12 Rounds.

    As for AB, he isn’t getting any younger and he looked a little bit shaken at times. But it’s his incredible power that separates him from the guys in this division, and why I tip him to whup 99% of them before the final bell.

    Bivol may well be the 1% exception to this.
  10. Glovedup

    Glovedup New Member banned Full Member

    Jan 21, 2023
    That would have worked if it wasn't a South Korean and American who had him ahead :lol:.. but yes they were wrong he wasn't winning I agree on that, he won 3 rounds tops for me
  11. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Dot, dot, dot... Full Member

    Nov 9, 2015
    He emptied his tank (or had it emptied) to stay in the fight for eight rounds. As a result, there was no chance he could make it to the final bell. If he'd boxed with 12 rounds in mind, he'd not have been as competitive in the eight rounds we witnessed.

    Yarde did well, but the way he paced himself - or failed to pace himself to be more accurate - made the contest closer in terms of points than it was in terms of a fight.

    He got beaten up and broken down but stayed in the contest until the end. That was probably the best he could have hoped for. Fair play, he's ballsy...
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  12. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    I had it 4-3 Beterbiev.

    Yarde won rounds. Beterbiev doesn't always win rounds. He breaks you down with pressure.

    The Smith Jr fight was an anomaly where Joe just came charging at Betebiev and got wiped out.
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  13. OldSchoolBoxing

    OldSchoolBoxing Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 30, 2021
    Yarde won max 1 round. Beterbiev was chopping him down every round. Don't believe the judges.
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  14. Komaster

    Komaster Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 20, 2010
    Pretty much this. It's basically a mid round stoppage the 8th round means there's a whopping 5 to go. I don't think anyone thought Yarde was stopping AB or making it to the bell
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  15. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    Although it's quite feasible to have Yarde ahead after 7, due to 4 rounds that could be scored either way,
    and you'd actually expect it on a Warren card if the British fighter is competitive, I don't think he would eventually have made it on the cards if he somehow survived.
    Round 8 was on his way to become at least a 10-7 round and even if he had somehow stayed upright for the remaining minute (10-8) and then recover in a miraculous Fury type way, I guess it would still have been survival mode from there out.
    With best case scenario 77-74 / 75-76 / 76-75 after round losing 8 by 10-8, Yarde in the state he was in needed to win 3 out of the 4 next rounds to win by close split decision.