Bob Arum, or at the least someone Tweeting on behalf of Bob Arum (which appears far more doubtless), says that Artur Beterbiev will certainly journey to London to face Anthony Yarde subsequent, and so they do hope after that to place collectively an undisputed title struggle at 175 lbs “early subsequent yr.”
The working date floating round for Beterbiev vs Yarde has been Oct. 29.
Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KO) has the WBC, IBF, and WBO mild heavyweight titles now, selecting up the latter by smashing Joe Smith Jr inside of two rounds this previous Saturday. Yarde (22-2, 21 KO) has been ready as WBO necessary, permitting Beterbiev vs Smith to occur, and was additionally within the constructing in New York and on the ESPN broadcast.
A compulsory is a compulsory if everybody chooses to implement it, and clearly that is going to be enforced. Yarde, 30, legitimately needs the struggle and fears no person.
As for WBA titleholder Dmitry Bivol, Eddie Hearn has beforehand stated they anticipate to have Bivol return in September or October to line him up with Canelo Alvarez’s third struggle towards Gennadiy Golovkin on Sept. 17. If Bivol and Canelo each win, the concept is up to now a rematch between these two subsequent Might, which most likely implies that Bivol vs Beterbiev wouldn’t occur in January or February of 2023.
As we stated on this week’s podcast, the closest we most likely are to a Bivol vs Beterbiev undisputed title struggle might be the summer time of 2023, and that requires each of them to hold on to their belts within the meantime.