Boxing: Artur Beterbiev will defend his belts in January

Boxer Artur Beterbiev will finally defend his three belts against Anthony Yarde on January 28, in London.

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Coach Marc Ramsay’s protege was originally scheduled to make his defense at the end of October, but a minor injury put an end to that possibility.

Beterbiev (18-0, 18 K.-O.) is expected to be the favorite against Englishman Yarde (22-2, 21 K.-O.). The adopted Montrealer now owns the World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation light heavyweight belts after his victory over American Joe Smith Jr.

A possible victory would undoubtedly allow him to approach his ultimate goal, which is to face Dmitrii Bivol, to also seize the belt of the World Boxing Organization.

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