Anthony Yarde vs Sergey Kovalev: Date, start time, TV channel, live stream and undercard for WBO fight

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ANTHONY YARDE will travel 3,000 miles into enemy territory in Russia to take on Sergey Kovalev for the WBO World light heavyweight title.

The Londoner, 28, starts the night having won each of his 18 professional fights but this will be his first major test on the world stage.

Anthony Yarde will challenge Sergey Kovalev for the WBO World Light Heavyweight Title in Russia
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When is Kovalev vs Yarde?

The fight night will take place on Saturday, August 24.

It’ll be held at the 7,500-capacity Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia

What TV channel and live stream is Kovalev vs Yarde on?

UK fight fans can catch the clash  on BT Sport 2 from 5pm.

You can also stream it via the BT Sport app.

In the US, fans can watch the game on ESPN+, and Subscriptions start at $4.99 a month.

Who is fighting on the undercard?

  • Aleksei Papin vs Ilunga Makabu
  • Evgeny Romanov vs TBA
  • Eduard Skavynskyi vs Idd Pialari
  • Akzhol Sulaimanbek Uulu vs Abdulaziz Kunert
  • Erzhan Turgumbekov vs Heorhii Lashko
  • Meiirim Nursultanov vs Artur Osipov
  • Enriko Gogokhia vs TBA
  • Grigory Varasyan vs Alexey Tukhtarov

What have they said?

Yarde: “This is my time now and I am going to show the world what I am all about.”

“Everything has fallen perfectly into place for me.

“This will be my coronation as world champion and I am going to realise my dream by beating the most decorated of the current world title holders.”

Promoter Frank Warren: “It is a fantastic opportunity for Anthony and he has earned his shot by working his way to the number one spot in the rankings.

“He has showed what he is all about by being prepared to go into Kovalev’s back yard and it demonstrates the confidence he has in his own ability.”

Kovalev said: “Fighting at home [there is] pressure and the press.

“It’s an additional responsibility that doesn’t make the event any easier.


“I have to control myself, and psychologically first of all.

“I want my countrymen to see this fight.

“And I, as a resident of my native Chelyabinsk, want this fight to be memorable for years to come for those who will come to see it live.”

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