Frank Warren identifies reasons why Anthony Yarde can dethrone Artur Beterbiev

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Frank Warren has every confidence that Anthony Yarde can cause a seismic upset on Saturday night by defeating Artur Beterbiev to become light-heavyweight world champion.  

The Hall of Fame promoter has masterminded numerous world title journeys for his fighters throughout his career and Yarde could be the biggest yet. 

The London fighter starts Saturday's bout a significant underdog as he faces a man with a 100% stoppage record.  

Beterbiev has climbed to the business end of the 175lbs division in stunning fashion, and although he comes into this bout a huge favourite, Warren fully believes that his man has a fair chance of making a mockery of the pre-fight odds. 

“You might think I am simply being an optimist, but there is a lot of thought and planning that goes into mapping out routes to big championship fights such as this,” said Warren in his latest column.  

“Beterbiev is the fight Anthony has wanted for some time and believe me, he fancies the job. Beterbiev has just turned 38-years-old, and Father Time can be an unforgiving foe. 

“Much is made of his 18 straight stoppages, but this also shows that most of his fights have gone early and only once has he entered the 12th round. 
“If Anthony sets the pace we expect him to, then this could be a factor. I would also be confident of Anthony proving successful against the names on the record of Beterbiev. 
“As ever, the proof of the pudding will be in the punching and Anthony will need to get everything right against a proven champion.” 

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