Anthony Yarde vs Nikola Sjekloca

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Anthony Yarde vs Nikola Sjekloca
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Date: 
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Location: 
Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick, London, UK
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
175
Titles at Stake: 
WBO European & WBO Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Titles
Referee: 
Steve Gray

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Fan Cards: Anthony Yarde vs Nikola Sjekloca


scorecard by ENDOFME1994
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ANTHONY YARDE
10
10
9
29
NIKOLA SJEKLOCA
9
8
10
27


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ANTHONY YARDE
10
10
9
29
NIKOLA SJEKLOCA
9
8
10
27


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ANTHONY YARDE
10
10
9
29
NIKOLA SJEKLOCA
9
8
10
27


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

This is a very good match up, Yarde has been really under challenged recently, he is so explosive, dangerous, athletic, he trains like a nutcase, but we don't know how good an overall boxer he is, he has a lot to prove. Sjekloca is solid, he has been in against Abraham, Bika, Callum Smith, Zeuge, these are his only 4 losses, he has never been stopped, and he went 12 rounds on all 4 occasions in which were defeats, so Sjekloca should give Yarde some rounds.

Yarde will want to make a statement, be the first to stop Sjekloca, and I think he will, he has a massive amount of power, he is a lightning combination puncher, he is great at using every bit of his power as well, he's quite a methodical fighter, I think he can break Sjekloca down, stop him late. I think in terms of getting a stoppage against this opponent, whi has never been stopped, the timing is convenient for Yarde, because not only is Sjekloca 39, he has also not been at 175 for long, that is going to have an impact, Abraham, Smith, they are big punchers, but Yarde is a massive puncher, and at a weight Sjekloca is not used to competing at.

I think Yarde stops him in 8.

Champion97's picture

Great display of power and ferocity from Anthony Yarde!
I thought he would stop Sjekloca, but I didn't think he'd get him out of there in 4 rounds!
That stoppage was late, no doubt, that should have been stopped when he got up, a lot of these referees are not good enough, harsh?, maybe, but I couldn't give a monkeys, this is safety we're talking about.
Sjekloca made this a good fight while it lasted, he used his experience, landed shots at awkward angles, applied pressure, soaked up the early power shots from Yarde, he did a good job, on the ropes, of smothering Yarde's shots, when the less experienced fighter was trying to set him up, but with this tactic, a fighter increases the risk of being in bother himself, because if the other guy does land clean, then the fighter walks towards and almost collides with the punch, which makes the shot a lot more hurtful.
Yarde showed flaws, he could improve in a lot of ways, but he also proved he has the ability, the attributes to bring his dominance up to this level, credit to him, this was a real step up in opposition.