Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde Odds & Prediction for World Light Heavyweight Showdown

Artur Beterbiev v Anthony Yarde set for Jan 28
  • Boxing odds are live for Artur Beterbiev -1250 vs Anthony Yarde +160.
  • Beterbiev vs Yarde will take place on Jan. 28 at the OVO Arena Wembley, London, England
  • We give our fight prediction for Beterbiev vs Yarde with the best props to wager on.

Undefeated light heavyweight sensation Artur Beterbiev will defend his IBF, WBC, and WBO light-heavyweight belts against Anthony Yarde on Jan 28. The Russia-born Beterbiev, who now lives in Canada, will take on Britan’s Yarde in a clash that is expected to not go the distance with two heavy hitters.

Beterbiev vs Yarde Odds

Artur Beterbiev-1250
Anthony Yarde+630

The majority of sports betting sites are favoring Artur Beterbiev, with an implied win probability of 92.5% for defeating Yarde. As an underdog here Anthony Yarde has odds of +630 to cause an upset, and bet $100 to net $630 profit.

Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde Prediction

This fight will mark Beterbiev’s first fight in Britain, with the majority of his fights taking place in his new home of Canada and the U.S. also.

In Beterbiev’s last fight he demolished Joe Smith Jr. with a second-round TKO victory. Smith Jr. lost his WBO light heavyweight title to Beterbiev that night and the 31-year-old came one step closer to unifying the light heavyweight division.

Yarde who once had an air of invincibility to him prior to 2019, has now rebuilt himself following his first loss to another Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev. Since then Yarde has won five fights by finish and went to a split decision loss against Lyndon Arthur.

“Anthony Yarde is a good fighter, he is strong – he is a body builder,” said Beterbiev.

“I respect him and respect all my opponents… be ready.” It seems that Beterbiev has taken a similar approach that Fury has about Anthony Joshua, who likes to call AJ nothing but a bodybuilder.

Yarde’s best chance of upsetting the odds here against Beterbiev is by being aggressive in the early rounds and attacking the Chechen’s body, and then going for a big KO. The benefit Beterbiev has here is that’s essentially what we experienced in his last fight against Joe Smith and Beterbiev proved he can match that ferocity and finish his opponents in the early rounds.

Overall, this is an exciting match-up between two heavy hitters that are destructive in the light heavyweight division. Beterbiev is world class and his talent will shine on Jan 28, which will ultimately set up a blockbuster world title unification bout against Dmitry Bivol.

I expect Beterbiev to score another KO win here within rounds 4-8 if you are a round-betting fan.

Betting Pick: Beterbiev by KO – Rounds 4-8

Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde Undercard

The Artur Beterbiev-Anthony Yarde undercard is set to feature the WBA flyweight championship title clash between the champion Artem Dalakian and Costa Rican challenger David Jiminez.

Dalakian, who is now a veteran at 35, won his first world title strap in February 2018 with a decision win Brian Viloria and has subsequently made five successful defenses. He is currently unbeaten in 21 professional fights, with 15 of his wins coming via stoppage.

The challenger Jiminez, 30, has previously won the WBA Latino title and the WBA Gold world flyweight championship and is unbeaten in 12, with nine KOs.

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