Anthony Yigit pitted against Philip Sutcliffe Jnr on Pulev v Chisora
Anthony ‘Can You Dig It?!’ Yigit (16-0-1, 7 KOs) faces undefeated Irish fighter Philip Sutcliffe Jnr (9-0, 6 KOs) on May 7 at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg.
The 24 year-old from Stockholm fights on the undercard of Kubrat Pulev and Dereck Chisora’s European Heavyweight title fight and IBF World title eliminator, and is promising another ‘explosive’ performance following his emphatic victory over former World Champion DeMarcus Corley.
‘’He’s a tough opponent for me and I believe I will be a tough opponent for him,’’ said Yigit. ‘’We’re both putting our undefeated records on the line and we’re both coming to win, so I’m sure it’s going to be an explosive fight!
‘’I know Philip has the skill and strength to make things difficult for me, and I’ll need to be aware of that and bring my A-game to beat him. I’m looking forward to the challenge. These are the types of fights I want to be involved in.’’
This will be Yigit’s first test with new coach CJ Hussein in his corner. The Swedish fighter has re-located to London where he has been training with Hussein for the past three months.
‘’My training with CJ has been going great,’’ he said. ‘’We clicked straight away. I feel like I’ve really been developing and I’m looking forward to seeing what effect this has on my performance in the ring.’’
Hussein has also been training Swedish female World Champion Mikaela Lauren, and oversaw her victory against Ivana Habazin last weekend in Stockholm.
‘’I saw the work CJ was doing with Mikaela during her fight last Saturday so I know what to expect from him on fight night and I know what he expects of me,’’ he says.
Yigit is now looking forward to showcasing his skills in front of a sell-out crowd at Hamburg’s Barclaycard Arena. ‘’I’m a crowd pleaser,’’ he says. ‘’The bigger the crowd, the better for me.’’
And the London 2012 Olympian has encouraged his local fans to tune in and watch him in action. ‘’The fans back home know what to expect from me. They know they will not be wasting a Saturday evening by staying in and watching me fight,’’ he said.
Yigit’s fight with Sutcliffe Jnr will be available to watch live on Viaplay Fighting.
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