Beterbiev vs Yarde: fight time, undercard, prediction, ring walks and latest betting odds


nthony Yarde faces a huge challenge as unified champion Artur Beterbiev travels to London for an explosive light-heavyweight title fight this weekend.

Few give Hackney’s ‘beast from the east’ a chance to cause what would be one of the biggest boxing upsets by a British fighter in modern memory on Saturday night, although the presence of a champion equally dominant on British soil should still put on a fantastic show at Wembley Arena.

Unbeaten Beterbiev is one of the sport’s fiercest and most impactful titlists, holding IBF gold at 175 pounds since 2017 and adding the WBC belt two years later, before reclaiming the WBO strap with a second-round demolition of Joe Smith Jr in New York last summer.

The Russian who is fighting outside of Canada is only missing the WBA belt to complete the set, with an undisputed epic showdown against Dmitry Bivol which could loom later in 2023 if he can graze Yarde first, potential rematch notwithstanding of his compatriot with Canelo Alvarez.

A highly decorated amateur with European and World success, Beterbiev is 18-0 as a professional with all of those wins by knockout. Many see it as simply mission impossible for Yarde, who was originally expecting this fight in October before the champion suffered an injury.

The 31-year-old became Beterbiev’s mandatory WBO challenger after avenging his surprise loss to domestic rival Lyndon Arthur with his own knockout in October 2021.

That fight was sandwiched by easy wins over Alex Theran and Stefani Koykov, with the 23-2 Yarde now facing a huge upswing in the class three and a half years after going to Russia and giving Sergey Kovalev a real fright over his previous failure. challenge for the WBO light heavyweight title in 2019.

Beterbiev vs Yarde date, start time, venue and ring walks

Beterbiev vs Yarde will take place on Saturday 28th January 2023 at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London.

The main undercard is set to start from 7pm GMT, with ring walks for the main event scheduled for around 10pm.

As always, exact timings will depend on how long the undercard bouts last.

Beterbiev vs Yarde fight card / undercard in full

The chief supporting act sees Ukrainian Artem Dalakian defend his WBA flyweight title against undefeated challenger David Jimenez of Costa Rica.

The Itauma brothers are also in action, with teen heavyweight prospect Moses making his professional debut and Karol battling for his first title in the form of the vacant WBC international light heavyweight belt.

Charles “Boom Boom” Frankham is looking to go 7-0 against Colombian Joshua Ocampo and Hamzah Sheeraz’s cousin Umar Khan is setting up his sixth fight against Indian Sandeep Singh Bhatti.

Artur Beterbiev vs. Anthony Yarde

Artem Dalakian vs. David Jiménez

Karol Itauma vs. Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna

Willy Hutchinson vs. Emil Markic

Charles Frankham vs. Joshua Ocampo

Umar Khan vs Sandeep Singh Bhatti

Sean Noakes vs. Santiago Garces

Tommy Fletcher vs. Darryl Sharp

Joshua Frankham vs. Joe Hardy

Khalid Ali vs Ivica Gogoševic

Moses Itauma against Marcel Bode

How to watch Beterbiev vs Yarde

TV channel: In the UK, Beterbiev vs Yarde is available to watch live via BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage starting at 7pm GMT.

Direct: Subscribers can also follow the action live online via the BT Sport website or app.

Live: Follow live coverage throughout the card with Standard Sport’s Fight Night blog.

Beterbiev vs Yarde fight prediction

Brave Yarde won’t be intimidated or intimidated by the big challenge that awaits him this weekend.

He showed against Kovalev that he has no fear when the odds are firmly against him, and on that occasion he nearly shocked the world with an eighth-round stoppage.

While it’s extremely difficult to see that happen again here, you can be sure Yarde will give his all in his home.

For all of Beterbiev’s fearsome power, his opponent is also very powerful and will be only too ready to exploit any mistakes made by the Russian.


Although the champ has plenty of first-half knockouts on his stellar resume, he was taken nine rounds by Marcus Browne in a bloody affair in Montreal in December 2021 and also had 10 with Adam Deines and Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

Yarde will no doubt make it tough and Beterbiev will likely have to methodically break down another opponent here rather than score a quick knockout, before completing a dominating performance in the closing stages.

Beterbiev wins by knockout in the ninth round.

Beterbiev vs Yarde weigh-in results

The weigh-ins for Saturday’s card take place on Friday afternoon in London. Then come back for the results!

Beterbiev vs Yarde Odds

Victory for Beterbiev: 1/12

Yard to win: 6/1

Draw: 25/1

Victory for Beterbiev by KO, TKO or DQ: 1/5

Beterbiev winner by decision/technical decision: 11/2

Yard to win by KO, TKO or DQ: 8/1

Yarde winner by decision/technical decision: 18/1

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

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