Yarde Stops Reeves In Fifth

Anthony Yarde waled into the Royal Albert Hall on Friday night and looked towards a world title opportunity, as he’d drop Travis Reeves.

The two battled in the main event of the card from Kensington, England, as Yarde got one step closer to facing Sergey Kovalev for the WBO 176-pound title.

It would be a while before the British boxer could walk down Reeves, turning the corner in the fourth round with solid right hands. In the fifth and final round, Yarde would catch Reeves with a left hook. The hook would send Reeves to the ropes and force referee Marcus McDonnell would stop the fight.

“I’m making it look good and learning on the job,” said Yarde, who advances to 18-0 (17KOs) with the win his first of 2019 but an important step in his continued journey.

“My foot is in the doorstep,” Yarde said of a possible title shot.

“But 12 amateur fights, three years as a professional and I’m already the number one contender for the WBO title. I believe we will be named the mandatory challenger soon enough.”

 

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