Twitter Reacts to Anthony Yarde’s Sixth Round Stoppage of Dec Spelman

Published 09/12/2020, 8:21 PM EDT

Once again, Anthony Yarde proved why he deserves to compete at the top level. Despite going through a rough year, “The Beast from the East” rose to the occasion and stopped his opponent in the sixth round.

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After failing to secure the title against Sergey Kovalev last year, Yarde went through hard times. Though he got back in the win column after conquering an off television fight, Yarde lost his father and his grandmother this year. Nevertheless, he decided to continue fighting and took on Dec Spelman on September 12.

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Spelman is no slouch and definitely not a tune-up fight. Right from the get-go, he was answering Yarde with his own shots. Besides the ending, Spelman never looked like he was out of the fight.

Initially, Yarde looked slower than usual. Even the commentators felt that it might have been the ring rust affecting Yarde. However, as the fight progressed, Yarde picked up the pace. And in the sixth round, he poured it on Spelman.

Yarde rocked his opponent with some hard shots and knocked him down. Unfortunately, the referee had seen enough, even though Spelman got back to his feet.

Twitter Reacts to Anthony Yarde’s victory over Dec Spelman

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This victory improved Yarde’s record to 20-1 and opened the door to many possibilities. A clash with Joshua Buatsi or Lyndon Arthur will be interesting to watch. What are your thoughts on Anthony Yarde’s victory?

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