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Sergey Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde results: Kovalev wins by knockout in the 11th half

Sergey Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde results: Kovalev wins by knockout in the 11th half

Sergey Kovalev defeated Anthony Yarde in the 11th, officially defending the light-heavyweight WBO belt.

The WBO title match between Sergey Kovalev and Anthony Yarde is a fierce match to please Boxing fans worldwide. Anthony Yarde seemed to have taken the upper hand when he punched the defending champion in the eighth quarter. But by bravery and calmness, Sergey Kovalev returned to overwhelm his English rival before defeating Anthony Yarde. with a left punch in the 11th half, successfully defended the WBO heavyweight light-heavyweight belt.

"You will have a great future, young man, trust me. You play very well!" Sergey Kovalev comforted Anthony Yarde after the match ended. "100% of the sentences will become a champion!"

Indeed, compared to having to be in the lower door clearly compared to the long-standing champion Sergey Kovalev, Anthony Yarde's expression was amazing.

In the first six rounds, Yarde was hardly dominant in comparison to Kovalev - he was constantly troubled by jab and continuous punches by the Russian champion. However in the seventh round, Anthony Yarde succeeded in targeting Kovalev's upper body, before punching the defending champion in the 8th half and adding a series of hook punches to end the knockout match.

Unfortunately for Anthony Yarde, that's not enough to take down Sergey Kovalev. It was the attempt to attack in the 8th half that made Yarde's stamina to fall sharply in the 9th and 10th half, and that was part of the reason that the English puncher had collapsed to the floor, unable to stand up after a change of blow. with Kovalev in the 11th.

"I don't want to blame me for being an experienced bum, but it was a factor that made me lose the match today", Anthony Yarde said.

"I know I made Kovalev hurt, I want to win by knockout and my team is looking forward to it... But rushing to attack is a wrong decision. I don't feel ashamed of the mistake. I am not ashamed of this loss - I'm sure in my situation 95 to 96% of others don't even dare to go on the floor with Kovalev, I'm a loser today, but I will come back tomorrow!".

Sergey Kovalev said he won this victory for his late friend Maxim Dadashev - the puncher died after the July match.

Thus, British puncher Anthony Yarde had to receive his first defeat in Boxing career after having won 19 full matches.

Contrary to the somewhat disappointing reaction of Yarde, Sergey Kovalev stood to thank the fans again, saying he won this victory for his late friend Maxim Dadashev - the Russian puncher who died from multiple injuries after the battle. fighting in July this year, one of the most heartbreaking incidents in modern boxing history. Kovalev has yet to reveal more about his future rival, but many insinuations show that "The Krusher" may face Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez in the coming months.