Anthony Yarde racked up another stoppage against late replacement Darren Snow, but it doesn’t mean it was any less brutal. Knocking out his opponent in the first round and reportedly breaking his rib, Yarde is ready to step up.
Speaking to iFL TV after the victory he knows he was levels above: “[Snow] didn’t come to fight, he tried to throw a few shots. I landed a body shot and I saw his face but I didn’t want a 10 second fight.”
Such is Yarde’s desire to put on a show he prolonged the fight for the Leicester fans: “I tried to carry it as long as I could, I threw a combination I’d been working on and I’m hearing that I’ve broken his ribs.”
‘The Beast’ already has another pro fight scheduled, against Chris Hobbs for the Southern Area Light-Heavyweight Title in a step up in class for the athletic Londoner. Speaking about the opportunity Yarde stated: “It’ll be a good night of boxing, I’m happy it’s my first title fight but I’m more happy it’s my first 10-rounder.”
“I train right now for 12 rounds, I never go out there saying I’m going to knock him out first round. I prepare myself for 12 rounds because that’s the level I want to get to!”
“I’m not taking Chris Hobbs lightly, he’s got a belt for a reason.” Yarde’s preparation for fights even at this level is something to admire, as if he’s fighting for a World Title tomorrow: “One of my slogans is ‘we don’t get weak we get deep’ when you get to that point of tiredness you push. When you’ve got a camp in place and you feel good use it to focus on yourself…and working to your limit at all times.”
Anthony Yarde is due to fight again May 20th on the undercard of the IBF Super-Featherweight World Title fight featuring Gervonta Davis vs. Liam Walsh.