On this week’s Struggle Speak, world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua requires Britons Anthony Yarde and Joshua Buatsi to get it on and we focus on different choices for Yarde after one other knockout win on Saturday.
We additionally have a look at the super-fight between light-weight champions Vasyl Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez, the innovate drive-in boxing present heading to Sheffield in November and heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk has yet one more message for Briton Derek Chisora.
‘The lion Yarde towards the lone wolf Buatsi’
With no crowds allowed in London’s York Corridor on Saturday evening, the sound of Anthony Yarde’s menacing proper hand was all of the extra audible after the light-heavyweight stopped Dec Spelman within the sixth spherical.
The mantra ‘Lions within the camp’ from Yarde’s nook echoed across the venue because the Londoner moved to twenty wins, 19 by knockout.
It was an expert and stable efficiency from Yarde in his first combat since his father and grandmother died with Covid-19.
The one blemish on his document is a defeat to Russian Sergey Kovalev in a WBO title combat in August 2019.
Yarde may have discovered loads from that loss, however is he prepared for an additional world title shot?
A conflict towards Dmitry Bivol, the WBA Tremendous champion, or WBC title-holder Artur Beterbiev, has been mooted.
However some followers do not assume Yarde is able to face both of the undefeated Russian duo…
Queensbury promoter Frank Warren advised iFL TV he’s “assured” Yarde will combat undefeated Mancunian Lyndon Arthur subsequent for the Commonwealth strap.
And after his win on Saturday, Yarde stated that an all-British dust-up with Buatsi is “going to occur” in some unspecified time in the future.
Yarde-Buatsi is a combat that actually whets the urge for food of Britain’s unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
“As a fan, 100% I would like that,” Joshua advised Sky Sports activities.
“The lion Yarde towards the lone wolf Buatsi. Two wild animals coming collectively to slug it out.
“One is an Olympian, the opposite is an east London-bred fighter from the Peacock Gymnasium. So completely different.”
With Yarde signed to Warren and Buatsi with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, it will not be a straightforward one to make.
However there may be some hope after the 2 rival promoters lately agreed to place their variations apart and focus on cross-promotional fights.
“Eddie was happening vacation and when he got here again we have been going to fulfill,” Warren stated.
“I do not know if he is nonetheless on vacation, I don’t know. However clearly I am not going to chase him.”
If it does occur, Buatsi – who has received all 12 of his skilled fights – will go in because the favorite. However some followers assume Yarde might pull off the win…
Can Lopez finish Lomachenko’s reign?
Saturday, 17 October – a date in your diary. Vasyl Lomachenko v Teofimo Lopez in Las Vegas – it is taking place.
The unified light-weight bout between two elite fighters is a conflict hardcore boxing followers world wide have been clamouring for, however one which can additionally carry new audiences to the game…
Let’s have a fast have a look at WBA, WBO and WBC franchise champion Lomachenko’s CV.
A reported 396 wins and one loss as an novice, together with gold medals on the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. After 15 fights as an expert, the Ukrainian is already a three-weight world champion.
At 23, American Lopez, is 9 years youthful than his opponent however has already notched up 15 straight wins and is making the primary defence of his IBF title.
He is undefeated, he is super-confident – and he isn’t there to make up the numbers.
Lomachenko is extensively thought to be one of many high pound-for-pound fighters on this planet however boxing followers are usually not writing Lopez off…
Drive-in boxing heads to Sheffield
Two males, scrapping in a Sheffield automotive park on a Friday evening, welcome to drive-in boxing.
With followers unable to attend sporting occasions due to Covid-19 restrictions, promoter Eddie Hearn was in a position to host fights on the Matchroom Boxing headquarters in Essex, whereas Frank Warren has used TV studios and venues in London.
However different small corridor promoters have struggled to placed on boxing reveals with no dwell gate.
Promoter Denis Hobson, nevertheless, might have the reply after saying that Tommy Frank and Kyle Yousaf will contest for the vacant British flyweight title within the automotive park exterior Sheffield Area 20 November.
An identical drive-in boxing occasion was held in Dusseldorf, Germany, in July…
Followers within the metropolis will be capable of buy tickets and watch through the consolation of their vehicles. They’d finest hope that Chris Eubank would not flip up, within the entrance row, together with his trademark truck from again within the day…
‘The place are you, Derek?’
And at last, right here is yet one more clip of Oleksandr Usyk saying hiya to Briton Derek Chisora…
The coronavirus pandemic may need induced their heavyweight combat to be postponed, with a brand new date but to be introduced, however Ukrainian Usyk retains reminding us that Chisora is on his thoughts.
In case you missed it, here’s a clip from final week…
And one from earlier this month…