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Anthony Yarde's Impressive Win Sparks Excitement for Buatsi fight

Anthony Yarde (25-3, 24 KO’s) delivered an impressive performance at ringside. The 32-year-old boxer effortlessly dismantled Marko Nikolic (32-4, 12 KO’s) in just three one-sided rounds.

Anthony Yarde

Buatsi, coming off a career-defining win last Saturday, secured the British and Commonwealth light heavyweight titles from Dan Azeez through a hard-earned unanimous decision. This victory also positioned Buatsi as the mandatory challenger for Dmitry Bivol’s WBA title.

As Bivol prepares to unify the division against WBC, IBF, and WBO champion Artur Beterbiev on June 1st, speculation is rife about a potential face-off between London rivals Buatsi and Yarde. Yarde's dominant performance against Nikolic has further fueled anticipation for this clash.

Yarde's speed and athleticism were evident throughout the match, as he consistently landed powerful right-hand body shots. In the second round, a high right-hand punch stunned Nikolic, causing him to stagger before eventually falling to the canvas. Despite his efforts to recover, Nikolic was repeatedly outmaneuvered by Yarde's precise punches.

The fight reached its conclusion when a well-executed left hook to the liver from Yarde left Nikolic unable to continue. Referee Lee Every halted the contest at 1 minute and 15 seconds of the third round, recognizing Nikolic's inability to defend himself.

Yarde's performance against Nikolic showcased his skill and determination, setting the stage for an eagerly anticipated showdown with Buatsi in the upcoming summer months.


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