Anthony Yarde will get his second chance at a world title when he faces off against Artur Beterbiev in London, on Saturday.
Yarde faces one of the biggest fights of his career when he face the undefeated Russian-Canadian but he firmly believes he will be able to call himself a world champion by the end of Saturday.
The London born boxer carries a 23-2 record coming into this fight and is the rank outsider heading into the battle at the OVO Arena.
“It feels like the right time for me. I came from nothing and if I get an opportunity I take it,” he said.
“I need to stop fighting monsters but I got into this sport to fight the best. Lions have no choice but to hunt if they are going hungry. Since I’ve started boxing I’ve not had more than one week out of the gym. Beterbiev had more than 200 amateur fights and 18 professional, but I’m going to be sharp and focused.
He added: “In the light-heavyweight division, he has been nothing but a wrecking ball, knocking out every opponent so far.
“He’s very powerful but I feel I’m faster and, by age, I’m fresher, but in experience, I’m behind him.”
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When is Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde?
The showdown between Beterbiev and Yarde will take place on Saturday, January 28 at OVO Arena, London.
The undercard is scheduled to get under way at 5pm, with the main card beginning at 8pm. Ring walks for the headline fight will begin at approximately 10pm (all times UK).
Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde full undercard:
- Artem Dalakian vs David Jimenez – WBA flyweight title
- Karol Itauma vs Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna
- Charles Frankham vs Joshua Ocampo
- Umar Khan vs Sandeep Singh Bhatti
- Sean Noakes vs Santiago Garces
- Tommy Fletcher vs Darryl Sharp
- Masood Abdulah vs Lesther Lara
- Joshua Frankham vs Joe Hardy
- Khalid Ali vs Ivica Gogosevic
- Moses Itauma vs Marcel Bode