Yard changed his mind about organizing a fight with Beterbiev, mentioned GGG and Tyson


At the weekend in London (England), local light heavyweight slugger Anthony Yarde (23-2, 22 KOs) will try to take away the WBC, IBF and WBO belts from Russian Artur Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs) playing for Canada.

The applicant was previously going to seek happiness in a frantic mahach, but now it seems like
changed my mind: “Do you often see fights in which the fighter relies only on mahach? All the hardest punchers in the world, like Gennady Golovkin, don’t enter the ring just to take down an opponent. They have a plan for the battle, a tactical pattern that they adhere to. Remember Mike Tyson. It is stylistically called a slugger. I think it’s disrespectful. It’s only now that some have realized how good he was technically and how strong he was at counter punching.”

“Pay attention to how prospects are led,” says Yard. – At some stage of their career, stylistically uncomfortable opponents are specially selected for them. After all, the task is not to knock out everyone in a row. So it doesn’t work. This is boxing. This is art. Here you need to constantly grow, learn. The attack must be prepared. The blow must be delivered to the target. I’m not just a puncher. I’m betting on accuracy. I am looking for, I am waiting for the moment to strike.

“I remember that once during one of Tyson’s fights, the commentator said that he was fighting with no-names,” recalls Yard. I think people will always find an excuse. It will not be possible to satisfy everyone in any case. Some kind of compromise is needed. Do you know how it happens? Spent 10 rounds – the fans are unhappy that there was no knockout. Knocked out at the start – the fans believe that you won’t learn anything this way. Not right! This is how you learn how to knock out your opponents. That’s exactly what Mike did. It’s the same with me. With each new knockout, I learned different ways to achieve this. That’s how I see the situation.”

The other day, the ex-champion, who lost the title to Canelo, named the favorite of the fight Beterbiev vs Yarde. Rumor has it that the challenger angered the champion in earnest, and promoter Eddie Hearn even said: “Beterbiev is a fucking animal!”