Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde: Expert forecasts
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The match between Artur Beterbiev and Anthony Yarde is attracting a lot of attention from boxing fans all over the world. Most believe that Beterbiev is the absolute favorite, but there are also those who are not so optimistic about his victory.
Tim Bradley and Max Kellerman gave the forecast for this great match; "There ain’t nothing else to expect in this fight but a knockout in a dramatic fashion, and I would say in abruptly right out the gate,” said Tim Bradley on Boxing as quoted by boxing247.com “This ain’t going the distance.
This is a real good fight,” said Max Kellerman. “No, this ain’t going the distance at all,” said Bradley. “Beterbiev is properly favored here,” said Kellerman. Mark Kriegel also got involved in the whole story.
“When we think of a destructive guy, a guy with 18 fights and 18 knockouts, it’s pretty destructive. I guess the paradigm is what, early Mike Tyson?” said Mark Kriegel talking about Beterbiev.
Artur Beterbiev knockout
Kriegel also remembered Beterbiev's knockout from 2019, when Gvozdyk felt the strength of Beterbiev best.
“He doesn’t come out like that, like a maniac just trying to take you out. It’s more death by strangulation. If you look at his textbook knockouts, it’s Oleksandr Gvozdyk, who is a really good fighter.
He was the WBC champion then, and really well trained. He took him out in ten. Marcus Browne, he took him out in nine after that gruesome cut you saw in the fourth round, and what sparring partners and opponents really speak of is, it’s kind of death by strangulation." Kriegel is well aware of Arturo's qualities and what he can do, considering the past of his fights and the way he defeated his opponents.
“You feel his power, and you anticipate when it comes, and the oxygen in the room gets thinner, thinner and thinner, then he takes you out. Even his second round knockout of Joe Smith, which was really shocking because Smith is a big, tough guy.
The way that was explained to me is, he [Beterbiev] boxed. It was more of a dissection than a destruction. He let Joe Smith come to him, ran him into punches, turned him, and what people don’t see, according to his corner people, is his technique,” said Kriegel