The enigmatic Anthony Yarde returns to the ring this weekend to take on fellow Brit Dec Spelman.
Yarde’s career has somewhat derailed following his defeat to Sergey Kovalev in Russia in August 2019.
Anthony Yarde returns to action this weekend to take on Dec Spelman in London
That night, Yarde missed out on WBO light heavyweight title and he is now trying to rebuild his reputation in the sport.
He was back in action in February, beating Diego Jair Ramirez in a Madrid nightclub in a bizarre turn of events.
He will return to more normal surroudings this Saturday when he goes toe-to-toe with Spelman in London.
Yarde vs Spelman: Date and time
This 10-round light-heavyweight bout will take place on Saturday, September 12 and is being held at the BT Sport Studios in London.
The ring walks are expected from 10pm UK time but that will depend on the undercard results.
Mark Heffron will face Denzel Bentley for the vacant IBF European middleweight title on the night.
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Yarde vs Spelman: TV channel and live stream
The fight will be shown on BT Sport 1 with coverage starting at 7:30pm.
The show will be live streamed on BT Sport’s website and app.
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Yarde vs Spelman: Undercard
- Anthony Yarde vs Dec Spelman
- Mark Heffron vs Denzel Bentley – IBF European Middleweight Title
- Cedrick Peynaud vs Ekow Essuman – IBF European Welterweight Title
- Mohammad Bilal Ali vs TBA
- Amin Jahanzeb vs TBA
- Josh Frankham vs TBA
Anthony Yarde suffered a damaging defeat to Sergey Kovalev in Russia in August 2019
Yarde vs Spelman: Tale of the tape
Yarde – Spelman
Nationality: British – British
Age: 29 – 28
Height: 6ft – 5ft 11
Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox
Reach: 72in – 70in
Record: 19/1/0 – 16/4/0
KOs: 18 – 8
Rounds: 64 – 94
Debut: 9/5/2015 – 12/9/2014
Last fight: Beat Diego Jair Ramirez – Lost to Lyndon Arthur