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2018

Anthony Yarde WILL NOT FIGHT on Wilder v Fury bill

World Boxing News 29/11/2018

Stacey Verbeek

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 at all during fight week, would not be appearing on the show.

Yarde was also removed from the scheduled list of bout on Boxrec, a move which 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.

SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION will also stream live for free on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel. Plus, the Facebook page immediately preceding the Wilder vs. Fury SHOWTIME PPV.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are on sale now and are available via AXS.com. Wilder vs. Fury will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. The suggested retail price (SRP) for the pay-per-view telecast is $64.99 for standard definition.

ABOUT WILDER vs. FURY

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury pits the WBC Heavyweight World Champion Wilder against the lineal heavyweight champion Fury on SHOWTIME PPV®. Action begins this Saturday, December 1 from STAPLES CENTER in Los Angeles and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

The PPV undercard begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. It will feature unbeaten unified super welterweight world champion Jarrett Hurd returning to take on Jason Welborn. Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz facing-off against Travis Kauffman and rising undefeated heavyweight Joe Joyce battling Joe Hanks.

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