Frank Warren: Sergey Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde To Be Ordered, Wants To Make It In UK

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I know people dont like this guys tweets but cba to find the interview lol but yeah Yarde has been #1 for ages they have to call it soon, the Alvarez that Kovalev beat Yarde had a chance but this motivated Kovalev should win

 
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Yarde has a punchers chance, but this is obviously a massive step-up.

Surprised Frank would want to bring Kovalev back over after the last time...
 
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Is the not sparing thing actually true?
“And Yarde don’t spar no prospects in his weight class or the ones above or below. Once a top prospect came to spar — no name — but he came to put it on us. The first jab he threw was like a right hand. Ant parried it. Next thing, Ant’s knocked him cold. We don’t want that."

“Firstly, I didn’t like getting punched in the face ’cause I was a good-looking boy [laughs]! Yet so-called trainers were encouraging kids to punch each other hard in the face in sparring, just to get fit.

“In martial arts, the sensei always taught techniques before allowing free fighting. Traditionally, you’re taught, you revise, then you sit the exam. You don’t sit the exam, then go back and revise. It didn’t make sense."

Sparring-related comments from his BM interview.

Taken from the Tunde Ajayi thread:

 
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“And Yarde don’t spar no prospects in his weight class or the ones above or below. Once a top prospect came to spar — no name — but he came to put it on us. The first jab he threw was like a right hand. Ant parried it. Next thing, Ant’s knocked him cold. We don’t want that."

“Firstly, I didn’t like getting punched in the face ’cause I was a good-looking boy [laughs]! Yet so-called trainers were encouraging kids to punch each other hard in the face in sparring, just to get fit.

“In martial arts, the sensei always taught techniques before allowing free fighting. Traditionally, you’re taught, you revise, then you sit the exam. You don’t sit the exam, then go back and revise. It didn’t make sense."

Sparring-related comments from his BM interview.

Taken from the Tunde Ajayi thread:

He only appears to be referring to prospects there, doesn't he?

So kids who are going to turn up and try to take a scalp?
 
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By the way, no chance Frank let's him go from the level hes at, straight into a Kovalev fight.

It's not even like he's a big ticket seller and it would do a stadium meaning there's an upside.

He wouldn't fill the Copper Box for it.
 
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he'll make an "offer" to get Kovalev to the UK. When he declines, Frank will call the fight off citing "i want whats best for my fighter, and thats having the fight in the UK. we all saw how Fury was robbed etc etc etc"
 
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There is absolutely no chance of this happening, none. Franks up to something, not sure what but it’s hilarious to read.
 
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I wonder of Yarde believes this utter shite. He is actually saying these people don't know boxing and then starts babbling about shit rankings. Is this just the shit that his coach is gassing him up with, or does he genuinely think crappy rankings are not corrupt, and that anyone criticising his progress is miserable in their own life? :lol:

I rated him as a prospect, I wanted him to do well, and if he steps up and does well...good, I will be interested again. I am not interested in his career now as he has stagnated and his team are doing fuck all to give him proper challenging fights. That's being bored of a prospect's progress, it's not a sign of being unhappy in my life. What a tit.
 
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@Strike Who would you have matched him against?
He could have fought Burton. That would have been a good fight. He could have got someone like Murat...if that's too much, then someone like Boesel who only lost to Murat so far. Chilemba would have been better than his last 3 fights, and is durable as fuck.

He made a step up when he fought Sjekloca at the end of 2017, and it's been backwards since then. So while he can sit there talking about how people know nothing about the sport, because his last opponent was ranked higher than any Brit...he just looks like a muppet who is lying about how the sport works or utterly ignorant. Yeah, and Stiverne got made number 1 contender for Wilder's belt after not fighting for 2 years, and his fight those 2 years earlier was scraping past Rossy. :lol:

We all know rankings can be bought and are bollocks, so Yarde either knows so little about the sport that he thinks Sequiera is a higher level opponent than the British title would be or he's being fake.

Also, because he has improved nothing from where he was 3 years ago, he is now seeing his recent wins look even less impressive because he's stagnated. He took 7 rounds to have Averlant retired. In Averlant's next fight he got wiped out in 1 by Buatsi. He then took 7 to get rid of Sek, who 6 months later was done inside 2 by Parzeczewski.

Speed of KO is not really important, but he is billed as a banger and the fact is he laboured a bit against Averlant and Sek, because he hasn't improved his footwork, his defence or anything quite frankly. I liked how he was calm and picked his shots early on in his career, not rushing, but now I wonder if he has stamina issues and this is the only pace he can fight at.

All of these questions are because he's not improved his standard of opposition, and shown no development himself. Compare that to Buatsi who underwhelmed in his first few, but looks better on each outing.