ANTHONY YARDE needs to go toe-to-toe with ‘pound-for-pound killer, monster, animal’ Artur Beterbiev.
The 31-year-old Eastender has lured the Russian WBC, IBF and WBO light-heavyweight champion to Wembley for a high-risk longshot at his world titles on Saturday.
Artur Beterbiev defends his light-heavyweight world titles against Anthony Yarde on Saturday
Callum Smith dropped Artur Beterbiev in round two but was stopped in round four
Beterbiev 38, enjoyed over 300 amateur fights and has beaten all of his 18 pro victims by knockout, retiring Oleksandr Gvozdyk with one particularly ruthless 2019 performance.
And Callum Johnson, the brave Brit who lasted four thrilling rounds with the Soviet slugger in 2018, reckons his compatriot has accepted Mission Impossible and jokes Beterbiev is so dangerous he should be exiled from the hurt business.
“The man is a monster, an absolute monster,” the retired and respected 37-year-old Lincolnshire man said. “And I cannot see anybody beating him any time soon.
“When I was in there and the adrenaline was pumping I didn’t really feel like he was hurting me.
“But when I watched it back, even when he was hitting my gloves and arms, he was rocking me from side to side.
“And records don’t usually lie, when he hits people they hit the canvas.”
Grinning through his painful memories, he added: “I think he should be banned!”
Johnson sprung a huge surprise when he climbed off the canvas – following a controversial first-round decking – and dropped the bearded brute in round two.
But he revealed the spiteful way he was first floored – after he dropped his guard following a call from the referee – is another example of Beterbiev’s scary arsenal.
“Artur Beterbiev is a dog, he is an animal,” he said with the utmost of respect.
“He will have no qualms about hitting Anthony Yarde on the back of the head.
“You need to be sharp all the time, you need to be careful all the time, you cannot let your guard down for one second, because he will take advantage of it.
“But, to have any chance of beating him, you have to be able to beat him at his own game.
“Rough him up, push him back, hit him hard, make him feel uncomfortable.
“If you try to outbox on the backfoot then he is comfortable, because that is all he has ever been used to his opponents doing.
“Someone hitting him hard and pushing him back will be unfamiliar to him and that’s the only way to beat him, in my opinion.”
Russian champion Artur Beterbiev has beaten all of his 18 rivals by KO but Brit Yarde is confident
Yarde is the younger and fresher man but even his Hackney roots might not save him from surrendering his ‘Beast from the East’ nickname over to Chechnya-born Beterbiev.
And Johnson – although he hopes his countryman pulls off the shock – reckons Yarde is in deep trouble unless Father Time has ravaged him since his last excellent win in June.
“Anthony Yarde can punch, so he has a puncher’s chance,” Johnson said.
“Yarde might have faster single shots and hand speed but Beterbiev’s timing, ring craft and boxing brain could nullify the little advantages Yarde has.
“He can box, he has a good defence, he is a very good fighter because he has a little bit of everything.
“But personally I don’t think he has anything that Beterbiev has never seen before or cannot deal with.
“Beterbiev is now 38, though, and he will have to age at some point.
“For Yarde to win I think we will need to see Yarde at the best he has ever been and Beterbiev on the slide.
“But in Beterbieve’s last win over Joe Smith Jr he looked as young and good as ever.
“He looked as cold and calculated as ever and got arguably his best win and performance as a professional.
“But things can change overnight.”
Beterbiev vs Yarde tickets at Wembley arena on Saturday are available from AXS.com and Ticketmaster.co.uk
Frequently Asked Questions
How much weight should I lift to be a successful shopper?
Weight lifting is essential if you want to improve your strength. However, there are certain guidelines you should keep in mind when lifting weights. Don’t do it too often. Aim to lift heavierweights every other days. Third, repeat each exercise eight times. Fourth, you should rest for two minutes between sets. Fifth, perform all exercises without using momentum. The last tip is to focus on form over speed.
What is the best way to practice boxing with no partner?
If you are looking to box with a partner but don’t want to train, you can just watch the professional boxing matches on TV. You could also look for an amateur boxing club in your area. Regular training sessions are a common feature of amateur boxing clubs. These sessions are often attended by sparring partners who share the same pads.
You can also train boxing with punching bags. Before you hit the bag, make sure to wear protective gear like boxing gloves.
What is Boxing?
Boxing involves two people trying to knock each others out with punches in the face and head. The objective of boxing involves hitting your opponent as hard, but not causing any injury. For this to happen, both boxers have to be able and willing to throw punches at a high rate of speed. They must also have good hand eye coordination.
How long does it take you to learn how to box?
Boxing is one among the oldest martial arts known. China recorded the first boxing match in 2200 BC. Since thousands of years, boxing is a well-known sport. Today, boxing is still popular among athletes and celebrities. However, it takes about 10 months to become proficient at boxing.
The reason why it takes so long to learn boxing is because it involves many different types of movements. Each movement requires specific muscles in order to be effective. It takes time and effort to build these muscles.
You can learn how to move your body and then you can begin practicing any type boxing technique. As you get more proficient at each technique, you will be able to improve your skills.
What are the benefits of learning to box?
Here are some reasons to learn boxing:
- It increases confidence. Being able to box will help you face bullies and other bullies.
- It is good for your health. Boxing increases muscle mass. Muscle mass can make you stronger.
- It teaches self-defense skills. Learning how to fight is the first step to protecting yourself.
- It improves your mental toughness. You need mental toughness to face difficult situations.
- It gives you a sense of accomplishment. Once you have learned a technique you’ll feel like you are a real boxer.
- It’s fun! Nothing is more fun than being punched in a stomach.
- It’s cheap. All you need are a pair of punching bags and boxing gloves.
- It doesn’t require much space
What can I do to improve my fighting defense?
By learning to fight smart, you can improve the defense of your combative skills. It is important to know how to defend yourself against all types of attacks, as well as how to counterattack when necessary.
If you don’t fight well, you will not be able to handle any situation. You’ll just get beaten up. But, if you are able to fight, you will be prepared for any situation.
These are some tips that will help you improve your defense.
- You must understand where your opponent’s attacks are coming from. This means you must pay close attention to the body language of your opponent. This could be a sign that your opponent is preparing for his next attack.
- Keep calm. Don’t panic. Instead, remain calm and focused.
- Block with your arms. It is simple and effective to defend yourself from attacks by blocking your arms.
- Counterattack. You should immediately counterattack your opponent if they are attacking you.
- Fight dirty. Fighting dirty is another way of defending yourself. For example, if your opponent throws a kick at you, then you can respond by kicking him back.
- You want to be running at roughly 75-80% of your top speed..5 mile slow, easy recovery jog at the end.X Research source 2Mix in long runs, shadow boxing, and short sprints on non-interval days. (wikihow.com)
- It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (wikihow.com)
These are the basics of boxing
How to box effectively
Boxing has become a very popular sport. It is made up of two competitors who aim to knock the head off each other. Different countries have different rules. There are three types: Amateur, Professional, or Olympic boxing.
Amateur boxing can be practiced at school or college. This form of boxing involves sparring with no protection and using padded gloves. Usually amateur boxing competitions consist of three rounds of five minutes each. Amateur boxing can be done in many styles, including Kickboxing and Muay Thai, Taekwondo or Karate, Judo, Wrestling, and Muay Thai.
Boxing is often practiced in gyms or clubs. They use protective equipment, such as mouthpieces, nose guards, shin protectors, elbow pads knee pads, waist belts and groin protectors. Professional boxing competitions consist of six rounds lasting four minutes each. There are many types of professional boxing. These include Boxing (MMA), Kickboxing (Mixed Martial Arts), Muay Thai and Taekwondo.
Olympic boxing is performed at the Olympics. Boxers are required to wear international standards-compliant protective gear. The competition lasts approximately three minutes for each round. Olympic boxing has only two styles, Light Flyweight vs Heavyweight.
These are the basic skills required to box.
- Techniques for punching
- Guarding techniques
- Move your body
There are seven types: Left Hook (right hook), Right Hook (uppercut), Cross (cross), Straight, Overhand, Underhand. Each punch has its own technique. Some punches need more power than others. For example, an uppercut requires great force. A straight punch on the other side requires less power, but is more effective than other punches.
There are many combinations of punches. These are combinations made up of several punches that can be used together to achieve one goal. An entire combination could have several parts. A left hook followed with a right-cross will cause injury to the opponent’s jaw.
Boxers use their bodies to defend themselves against attack. He uses his arms, legs, elbows, knees, knees, and feet to do this.
Boxers should use the legs to protect themselves against kicks. After receiving a kick, he will raise his leg and move away from the attacker. To avoid being kicked on the sides, he bends at his knees when the attacker strikes from the front. If the attack is from the side, he will bend his knees to avoid being kicked on the side.
Because they inflict pain, elbow strikes can be very effective. An elbow strike may be delivered directly or in an indirect manner. Directly means you hit your opponent directly with your forearm. While indirectly, it means you hit him with another section of your arm.
Boxers use their arms to stop incoming blows. Boxers use their hands to stop incoming punches. They raise their fists up above their heads and move towards the attack. Then, they touch the attacker’s hand.
A boxer should bend his knees in order to absorb any blows to his stomach, abdomen, chest or stomach. Knee strikes can be used to defend yourself.
Boxers should respond to being attacked by their opponent by standing back and delivering counter-attacks. This way, he can gain distance between himself and his opponent. Also, boxers must maintain their balance while delivering counter-attacks.
Boxing effectively requires a boxer to have a good stance. The way he defends him will be dictated by his stance. It dictates how he places his body and faces his opponent. There are many stances available to boxers. Here are some of the most common ones:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
A boxer must change his position, speed and rhythm in order to win the fight. This means changing your speed, position and rhythm.
A boxer will rotate his arm when he is throwing a punch. Depending on the type and size of punch, the speed at which the rotation takes place varies.
Timing of each punch is crucial to the effectiveness of a combination. A good combination starts with a strong punch and ends with a weak one.
Sparring is a form of boxing that aims to improve your skills. Sparring is a training session that helps a boxer train his mind and body. Sparring, in conclusion, is about learning how to fight and not getting hurt.
Learning to box takes dedication and patience. To be a better boxer you need to train hard.