Tractor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia. will see Kovalev fight this Saturday to defend his WBO light heavyweight title against the undefeated Yarde. The Englishman is convinced he can defy the Russian with his abilities, but Kovalev has been the world champion since 2013.
“Where I’ve come from, I rose very quickly to be here…I’m happy to be at this level and I’m going to make the most of it… I’m going to focus on myself, be the best I can be and get the knockout victory, because that’s what I feel I need to do to win the fight.” Said the Londoner.
Yarde became a professional in 2015, giving final hits with ease and now he plans to get the knockout victory, meanwhile Kovalev wants to defend the title. Think is interesting go against ¨Canelo¨ Alvarez next.
“I know I’m going to knock him out in this fight. I don’t care about Kovalev, I don’t want to be his friend or be amazed at him, it’s not about him, it’s about me now. ” confessed Yarde.
We’ll have to wait to see if the youth and power wins this time or possibly the best professional boxer in Russia.
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