Top Rank Boxing is giving fans a treat on Saturday afternoon, with Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde at OVO Arena Wembley in London, England. The event will air live on ESPN+.
Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KO) looks to keep his unbeaten record intact when he defends his WBC, WBO, and IBF light heavyweight world championships against Yarde (23-2, 22 KO), who enters the bout on a three-fight winning streak.
The main card is set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Entering Saturday afternoon’s bout, Beterbiev is an overwhelming -900 favorite over Yarde, who checks in at +500. That means you would need to wager $900 on Beterbiev for a $100 return, while a $100 wager on Yarde would earn you $500. Yarde, however, is embracing the underdog role.
“I’m happy to be alive, happy to be at this stage of my life as well. Being an underdog, over-dog middle dog … it don’t matter to me. I’m a dog,” Yarde said at the final pre-fight press conference. “When I get in the ring and I start throwing my hands about, everyone knows what I can do. If you want to say it does anything to me, it gives me that little push, that little urge. But, again, it’s expected. I don’t lie or bulls— anybody. He’s got 18 fights, 18 wins, [100 percent] knockout ratio, Olympian. He’s done a lot in the sport, and that’s why he should be respected. I’ve respected him this far. As I said before, when we get in the ring, surely he will be saying the same thing. There’s no respect in the ring when you try and take the respect away from your opponent.”
How can you tune in to the action?
All of the information you need to watch Beterbiev vs Yarde can be seen below.
Beterbiev vs Yarde: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde
Date: Saturday, January 28
Location: London, England
Venue: OVO Arena Wembley
Main Card Card Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Betting Odds: Artur Beterbiev -900, Anthony Yarde +500
Beterbiev vs Yarde Fight Card
- Title fight: Artur Beterbiev vs. Anthony Yarde, 12 rounds, for Beterbiev’s WBC, WBO and IBF light heavyweight titles
- Title fight: Artem Dalakian vs. David Jimenez, 12 rounds, for Dalakian’s WBA flyweight title
- Karol Itauma vs. Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna, 10 rounds, light heavyweights
- Charles Frankham vs. Joshua Ocampo, 6 rounds, junior lightweights
- Umar Khan vs. Sandeep Singh Bhatti, 6 rounds, featherweights
- Sean Noakes vs. Santiago Garces, 6 rounds, welterweights
- Tommy Fletcher vs. Darryl Sharp, 6 rounds, cruiserweights
- Masood Abdulah vs. Lesther Lara, 6 rounds, junior lightweights
- Joshua Frankham vs. Joe Hardy, 6 rounds, welterweights
- Khalid Ali vs. Ivica Gogosevic, 6 rounds, junior middleweights
How To Watch Beterbiev vs Yarde Online
The Beterbiev vs Yarde main card will begin this Saturday, January 28, at 3:00 P.M. and can be watched online with ESPN+. Here are your options in detail:
To watch Artur Beterbiev vs, Anthony Yarde, you must be subscribed to ESPN+. Once you are subscribed to the streaming service, you can watch the event. You can watch online via your mobile device, computer, Roku, Apple TV, or any device that has the ESPN app. You can get an ESPN+ subscription for $9.99 per month, or save over 15 percent with an ESPN+ Annual Plan at $99.99 per year.