FANS WHO FOLLOW the fight scene beyond these shores will have noticed Anthony Yarde returning to action in a low-key affair in Spain over the weekend and scoring a second round stoppage.
The thinking behind this little ‘run-out’ was two-fold. Firstly, he had been struggling with a hand problem that he wanted to test out away from the fanfare of a televised promotion. Secondly, it puts him back on a win and ready to go should title opportunities arise.
The WBO, for instance, don’t entertain contenders for title shots or eliminators if they are coming in off a loss. Now Anthony is up and running again we can navigate him back to world title contention at the earliest opportunity.