Katmen Usyka and Lomachenko about the fight Beterbiev Yard: “This is the challenger’s chance”


Russ Anber is a famous and popular cutman from Canada who collaborates with many top fighters, including Ukrainian stars Alexander Usik and Vasily Lomachenko.

Anber often takes on the duties of a coach. Now he is working in the camp of Canadian-born Russian-born unified light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs) playing for Canada. On January 28, the puncher will travel to London (England) to fight local mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde (23-2, 22 KOs).

opinion Anber, Yard has a chance, because “he will box at home, he will be supported by the energy of his native spectators. It is she who will make him feel more confident and stronger. He is considered an outright underdog. But not us. We respect Yard and his punching power.”

Since Anber is primarily a cutman, he was asked about the cut Beterbiev received in a previous mandatory defense against American Marcus Brown. The answer of the specialist: “We are not worried about this, because in this place the dissection usually heals very quickly and very strongly. That is, this is not one of those places where it is easiest to get a cut. To be honest, I suspect that Brown did it on purpose. After all, he did about the same trick earlier with Badu Jack.

On Yard’s pre-match comments: “I heard him call Beterbiev slow. But I also got used to the fact that at least 50% of what the fighters said before the fight does not matter. You know, it’s a good thing Yard didn’t say that Arthur didn’t have a stroke, otherwise it would sound a little ridiculous. I think things like speed and power are either there or they aren’t. But they can be worked on, they can be developed. These are just the makings of a person, which then become his foundation. The fortress of Beterbiev was built on his power. And he managed to significantly develop and improve it.

The Yard coach surprised with an emotional confession: I cried. And Gvozdyk explained that Beterbiev is not who they think he is. And he is also sure that Arthur did not fight with anyone of the level of Kovalev. And the applicant himself spoke about the meeting with the Ukrainian legend: Usyk gave me advice on how to beat Beterbiev.