Promoter Frank Warren wants Anthony Yarde to keep rising through the Light-Heavyweight world rankings, ahead of his WBO Inter-Continental Title fight on September 16th.

After ruining Richard Baranyi in July, Yarde picked up the WBO European belt and moved to number eight with the governing body.

Warren wanted to make a fight against Frank Buglioni, and offered the British Champion "more money than he's ever earned", but the bout did not materialise.

"As far as I’m concerned with Anthony, all we are trying to do with every fight is push him up the rankings and provide him with further experience," the promoter wrote in his latest column.

"It is important for Anthony to keep breaking new ground at this stage of his development and it is new territory for him on September 16 with the fact he is taking on an opponent with an unbeaten record."

'The Beast' faces on Ryan Ford, a 12-0 Canadian who fights out of Edmonton, with the bout doubling up as a final eliminator for the Commonwealth Title. That belt is currently held by Callum Johnson, who looks set to face Buglioni next.

"Yarde is still a novice in many respects," continued Warren. "In some ways he looks like an experienced campaigner with the way he sets about his opponents, but in other ways he needs to gain the know-how that comes with getting rounds under his belt in more challenging fights."

The Ilford banger only had 12 contests before turning pro, something that Warren believes is often overlooked due to the statement Yarde has already made as a professional.

"We have to take into account his limited amateur pedigree and that he remains a novice in the pro ranks, even though he has taken to it like a duck to water," he wrote.

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