In a toe-to-toe encounter, the 38-year-old Artur Beterbiev stopped Anthony Yarde within the eighth spherical to retain the WBC, WBO and IBF gentle heavyweight belts on the London OVO Enviornment in London.
Yarde made a quick begin by way of the primary two rounds however within the third, Beterbiev started to attain with some massive pictures.
Within the fourth spherical, each fighters landed some heavy blows, with Beterbiev edging it.
The toe-toe motion continued within the fifth spherical as Yarde landed with an enormous proper hand however Beterbiez got here again strongly earlier than the bell.
In spherical six, each fighters have been bleeding from cuts and within the seventh spherical, Yarde was nonetheless preventing again.
Nevertheless, within the eighth spherical, Beterbiev harm Yarde with an enormous proper hand after which despatched him down with one other proper hand.
Yarde managed to beat the depend however was on unsteady legs because the referee waved the battle off. The time was 2:01.
Two of the judges had Yarde forward with scores of 68-65 and 67-66, while the third choose scored it 67-66 for Beterbiev.
Beterbiev improved his document to 19-0; 19 and Yarde’s document dropped to 23-3; 22.
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