Sergey Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde LIVE: stream and TV information, round-by-round updates, undercard results
The Russian was set on a fight with Canelo Alvarez, but even $1 million to Yarde to step aside wasn’t enough.
Here, we learn just how good Yarde is, with no evidence from his professional or amateur career yet to suggest is in Kovalev’s class.
Welcome to the Independent’s live coverage of Sergey Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde.
It promises to be an explosive fight with a lot of unknowns to discover.
Yarde’s resume is nowhere near Kovalev’s, but has he caught the fearsome Russian at just the right time?
Does he know he must knock out ‘Krusher’? Especially on away soil, so when will the risks be taken? Early to stun Kovalev, or does he wait in hope of the veteran tiring.
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When and where is the fight?
The fight is on August 24 and takes place at the Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
The fight is scheduled to start at around 7:45pm UK time, with a packed undercard kicking off at 5pm.
When is the ring walk?
Unlike most fights, there is a provisional ring walk time of 7:30pm, so plan your evenings accordingly with that in mind.
What channel is it on and is there a live stream?
You can follow all the action on BT Sport 2, with a live stream available on the app for mobile devices.
US fans can watch the fight on ESPN+.
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Kovalev 1/2 (KO: 5/4, PTS: 3/1)
Yarde 13/8 (KO: 2/1, PTS: 8/1)