Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde: how to watch fight on UK TV, date, start time, record and undercard

British boxer Anthony Yarde will take on Artur Beterbiev this weekend in an attempt to win the IBF, WBC and WBO titles.

This weekend will see British light heavyweight boxer Anthony Yarde take on the unified light-heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev in what will be a second shot for the Londoner to become a world title holder.

Beterbiev has held the IBF title since 2017, the WBC title since 2019 and the WBO title since June 2022 and will now hope to hold off ‘The Beast from the East’ on Saturday.

Yarde beat Stefani Koykov to set up the clash with Beterbiev and the pair have been preparing months for this fight after it was originally scheduled to take place in October. The British boxer has had one world title fight before but lost to Sergey Kovalev back in 2019, where he appeared to lack the necessary experience.

Yarde will now take on Beterbiev for another world title shot and here is all you need to know ahead of the fight…

When is Beterbiev vs Yarde?

The 12-round light heavyweight bout will take place on Saturday 28 January 2023. It will be held at the OVO Arena in Wembley and ringwalks are set to get underway at around 10.30pm GMT.

Yarde celebrates beating Lyndon Arthur in December 2021

How to watch Beterbiev vs Yarde

The fixture will be available to watch on BT Sport. The coverage will begin at 7pm ahead of the undercard fights and main event. It will not be on pay-per-view but instead will be shown on BT Sport 1 and subscriptions for BT Sport can be purchased for £26/month. talkSPORT will also have radio coverage from Wembley and this will be on talkSPORT 2 initially before moving to talkSPORT.

Undercard

  • MAIN EVENT: Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde - WBC, IBF, WBO light-heavyweight titles
  • Artem Dalakian vs David Jimenez - WBA flyweight title
  • Willy Hutchinson vs Emil Markic
  • Karol Itauma vs Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna
  • Charles Frankham vs Joshua Ocampo
  • Umar Khan vs Sandeep Singh Bhatti
  • Sean Noakes vs Santiago Garces
  • Tommy Fletcher vs Darryl Sharpe
  • Joshua Frankham vs Joe Hardy
  • Khalid Ali vs Ivica Gogosevic 

How do the pair match-up?

38-year-old Beterbie stands at 6ft tall and weighs 80kg. The light-heavyweight is undefeated in his 18 fights and he has won all of his fights by knockout. The Russian-Canadian has two European Championship gold medals; one World Championship gold and one silver, and one World Cup gold medal. He fights in an orthodox stance.

Yarde, on the other hand, is 5ft 9in tall and weighs 79kg. He has fought in 25 professional fights, winning 23 and winning 22 of them by knockout. The 31-year-old from Hackney also fights in an orthodox stance.

What’s been said?

Yarde has spoken ahead of the fight acknowledging the challenge he faces when talking on Beterbiev. He has said: “It feels like the right time for me. I came from nothing and if I get an opportunity I take it.

“I need to stop fighting monsters but I got into this sport to fight the best. Lions have no choice but to hunt if they are going hungry.

“Since I’ve started boxing I’ve not had more than one week out of the gym. Beterbiev had more than 200 amateur fights and 18 professional fights, but I’m going to be sharp and focused. In the light-heavyweight division, he has been nothing but a wrecking ball, knocking out every opponent so far. He’s very powerful but I feel I’m faster and, by age, I’m fresher, but in experience I’m behind him.”