Light-Heavyweight Anthony Yarde is nothing if not ambitious, fighting for the WBO European belt in just his 12th fight. The move paid dividends though, as demolished Richard Baranyi inside a round.
Speaking with ESPN this month, the Ilford man revealed his ambitions are set much higher: “They say aim for the stars, but I want to aim beyond the stars. I believe in making the impossible possible.
“Mike Tyson used his height to his advantage. He was a tank and always born a Heavyweight, but I have a similar squat physique and could grow into being a Heavyweight. Skills are important and if I can take the speed I have now into the Heavyweight division I will be able to cause a lot of problems.
For the time being though, the young knockout artist has his sights set on the Light-Heavyweight division where he is already making waves, ranked at number 8 with the WBO.
“Roy Jones Jr actually started as a Middleweight and won World Titles at Middleweight, Super-Middleweight, Light-Heavyweight and Heavyweight.
“My dreams are to unify the world Light-Heavyweight Titles like Roy Jones did and then at Cruiserweight before then possibly the Heavyweight division. Some people are natural-born punchers and I think I've always had it.”
Watch Anthony Yarde continue his journey to stardom on September 16th on the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders v Willie Monroe Jr at the Copper Box.