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Anthony Yarde will not fight on Wilder vs Fury bill

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UK light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde will NOT appear on the undercard of Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury this weekend. WBN was informed late into fight week.

WBN received reliable concrete details that Yarde, without an opponent during fight week, would not appear on the show.

Yarde was also removed from the scheduled list on Boxrec, a move that has since been ratified.

It was confirmed that Yarde would fight Israel Diffus on the card and feature on the BT Sport broadcast. This move was rejected by the California State Athletic Commission.

The undefeated 27-year-old previously defeated Rayford Johnson on the Canelo v Liam Smith bill in Texas two years ago and was set to make his second US appearance.

Here’s how the full card looks for Saturday night:

12 – WBC heavyweight title

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

12 IBF/WBA/IBO super welterweight titles

Jarrett Hurd v Jason Welborn

12 – vacant IBF minimumweight title

Mark Anthony Barriga v Carlos Licona

10 – heavyweight

Luis Ortiz v Travis Kauffman

10 – heavyweight

Joe Joyce v Joe Hanks

10 – heavyweight

Chris Arreola v Maurenzo Smith

8 – welterweight

Robert Guerrero v Adam Mate

8 – middleweight

Julian Williams v Francisco Castro

8 – super middleweight

Alfredo Angulo v Eduardo Flores

8 – super featherweight

Isaac Lowe v Lucas Baez

8 – super bantamweight

Jesse Rodriguez v Josue Morales

4 – cruiserweight

Marsellos Wilder v David Damore

The December 1 SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast will now begin at 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 p.m. PT live on SHOWTIME. It will feature one-fight coverage from Canada as boxing’s longest-reigning world champion Adonis Stevenson makes the 10th defense of his WBC Light Heavyweight Title. Stevenson fights unbeaten challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk.