Panel: What chance does Anthony Yarde have against Artur Beterbiev in January?

Jamie Moore (coach)

I definitely think he has a chance. Beterbiev is a phenomenal fighter, but I feel that Yarde may have a style that could give him trouble. Although it was over quickly, Callum Johnson showed us that Beterbiev can be injured and is not invincible, while Yarde is smart and punches very hard.

Dave Allen (Heavyweight Contender)

I give Yarde a chance based on Beterbiev’s age and time at 175, I believe he will catch up eventually. The experience difference is astronomical, and for that reason I believe Beterbiev will win.

Wayne Alexander (Former European Super Heavyweight Champion)

On paper, it looks like an obvious victory for Berterbiev, who has been fighting at the world level since 2017. Yarde has only fought one world-class opponent in Sergey Kovalev – a valiant effort that has at least shown he can mix it with the best – but it appears. Lyndon Arthur changed his mindset after the loss and has looked more polished in his last three wins. I can see Yarden’s hard hitting style making it difficult for Arthur in the later stages before he gets a stoppage or a unanimous decision win.

Jake Limond (Super Lightweight Prospect)

I think Beterbiyev stops Yarden. Yarde is a really good boxer and he will always have a chance to land a punch, but I just think Beterbiev is a monster. I can’t see him getting beat anytime soon.