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FIGHT TO THE TOP

After taking up the sport at the relatively late age of 19, British boxer Anthony Yarde has been sending shockwaves through the light heavyweight division. With one WBO title under his belt already, he tells MF how he’s preparing to reach the very pinnacle of his sport

ANTHONY YARDE

AGE 27

WEIGHT Light heavyweight

FIGHTS 18

WINS 18

WINS BY KO 17

TITLE WBO Inter-continental champion

We first spoke to you a couple of years ago, when you were a hot prospect and everyone was talking about your potential. Now it seems you’re realising that potential – what do you put that down to?

My focus. Sometimes when someone gets labelled as a prospect, it goes to their head and they lose their hunger. Everything that’s happened to me so far, it has just motivated me. started boxing when was 19 years old so I’ve experienced waking up and having to go to work, doing a job that you don’t want to do, and that’s a big part of my motivation.

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