Anthony Yarde closes in on title shot as boxing returns to Albert Hall
Anthony Yarde moved far better some sort of light-heavyweight title fight by stopping the veteran American Travis Reeves during the fifth round with the Royal Albert Hall in the uk.
On the undercard his fellow Londoner Daniel Dubois enhanced his burgeoning reputation which has a stunning second-round knockout of Razvan Cojanu.
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Yarde is targeting a showdown against Sergey Kovalev, the WBO champion at 175lbs, after 12 months and consolidated his position as the governing body’s 1 ranked fighter during the division.
The end came with the midway point of a scheduled 10-round bout any time a bruising overhand right from Yarde stiffened Reeves’ legs. Because the 38-year-old Reeves retreated to the ropes, the referee Marcus McDonnell was quick to call a halt and Yarde extended his perfect professional record to 18-0, with 17 wins coming within the distance.
Dubois made light of his Romanian opponent. Cojanu went the whole 12 rounds with the former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker 24 months ago but found Dubois (now 10-0 with nine knock-outs) a considerably tougher prospect.
The Royal Albert Hall is steeped in boxing history, having staged its first fight in 1918, only one professional boxing show were being held there during the past 19 years, headlined by Billy Joe Saunders next year.