WBO Inter-Continental Light-Heavyweight Title (2017-Present)
WBO European Light-Heavyweight Title (2017-Present)
Southern Area Light-Heavyweight Champion (2017)
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R4 TKO victory over Nikola Sjekloca - 9th Dec 2017
Light-Heavyweight banger Anthony Yarde is without doubt one of the brightest prospects in British boxing. Dubbed 'The Beast', Yarde has wiped out 13 of his first 14 opponents.
Training out of the renowned Peacock Gym in Canning Town, London, Yarde is set to continue his rise to the top in 2018 under the guidance of trainer Tunde Ajayi.
EARLY STOPPAGE WINS
Back in September 2016, The Londoner enjoyed his first taste of a big fight weekend when appearing on the Canelo Alvarez v Liam Smith undercard back in September 2016 in Texas.
Taking on Rayford Johnson, who had previously gone rounds with World Title challenger Eric Molina, Yarde landed a stunning left hook for a first round knockout win in Dallas.
Yarde continued his stoppage streak, with straightforward wins over Ferenc Albert and Darren Snow to take his record to 10-0.
In May 2017, the Light-Heavyweight took on tough Southern Area Champion Chris Hobbs. Despite showing impressive durability, Hobbs eventually was broken down by Yarde, who dropped the former soldier six times leading to a fourth round TKO.
After picking up his first professional title, Yarde added more belts to his collection later that year. In July, he battered Richard Baranyi (then 18-1, 12 KOs) to become WBO European Champion before hammering Norbert Nemesapati to pick up the WBO Inter-Continental strap in September.
Yarde only had 12 bouts as an amateur, so he's still learning, but promoter Frank Warren has found it difficult to find opponents who can give him rounds.
STEP UP AGAINST SJEKLOCA
Most recently, he closed out 2017 with a show-stopping win against Nikola Sjekloca, who has been in the ring with world-class opposition. 'The Beast' became the first and only man to stop Sjekloca and continued his rise up the WBO rankings.
2018 promises to be massive for the Light-Heavyweight contender as he looks to close the gap to the division's elite in the wake of Andre Ward's retirement, starting on February 10th at the Copper Box Arena, London.
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