From Tim Royner: Sergey Kovalev’s manager Egis Klimas is expecting that a deal is made to Sergey’s name shield because of his WBO light heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde this week, but otherwise, then says it’ll head to a purse bid, based to Boxingtalk. Klimas states that the offer to stage the fight from great britain was “disrespectful. ” Klimas gave them the exact same offer to own the fight happen in Russia, but he neglected to fancy what the response was compared to that.
Don’t be surprised if the Kovalev-Yarde fight doesn’t get made. There’s a great deal of boxing fans out there that genuinely think that inexperienced Yarde (18-0, 17 KOs) and his management don’t need the fight with the hardhitting WBO light heavyweight winner Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs). It’d definitely made Yarde look bad when he backs out of this fight, but he’ll look even worse when he chooses the fight with Kovalev and gets hauled out in the first two or three rounds, and that is what alot of people think will happen.
“I believe this week, even if a deal isn’t made, we’ll be going to a purse bid… The [UK] offer they gave has been unacceptable. We offered them the same to do the fight at Russia, what do you really think they said? ” Klimas stated to Boxingtalk.com.
In case it belongs to a purse bid and Yarde’s direction don’t win it, then it’s likely that the fight won’t happen. It’ll give Yarde’s direction something to tell the boxing public to why he’s maybe not confronting Kovalev.
Possessing the fight staged in britain won’t likely help Yarde, since it is a match which will nearly surely end in a knockout. The judges won’t have a say in order for this fight. Unless the participant gets between Kovalev and Yarde forever to preserve the fight being performed for it’s no plausible conclusion, this match isn’t expected to go through the full 12 rounds.
Yarde has exceptional punching size and power, but he doesn’t have the knowledge as a pro to be taking on a talented fighter-like the 35-year-old Kovalev. The match-making that’been around for Yarde since he turned pro in 2015 leaves a lot to be desired. Yarde is still being pitted against the kind of woeful opposition that someone would see a fighter only starting his profession against. Going from fighting with 38-year-old Travis Reeves to face Kovalev is simply much too large of a jump for Yarde to really have much of any possibility of winning the fight against a seasoned vet such as Kovalev, who has a lot from his game in the previous few years. Kovalev is still too fantastic to get a greenhorn such as Yarde inside this writer’therefore opinion.
Missing from that list are the gifted light heavyweights such as Badou Jack, Callum Johnson, Marcus Browne, Sullivan Barrera, Radivoje Kalajdzic, and Isaac Chilemba. Could Yarde overcome a few of those fighters? Possibly. Could Yarde overcome them? Unlikely. There’s an argument which it is possible to make that Yarde would lose to most of those contenders.