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Russia: Sergei Kovalev and Anthony Yarde make weight ahead of world title bout

Russian Federation, Chelyabinsk
August 23, 2019 at 12:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian light-heavyweight boxer Sergei Kovalev and his British opponent Anthony Yarde both made weight ahead of their WBO world title fight in Chelyabinsk on Friday.

Kovalev weighed in at 79,2 kg (174.6 pounds) and Yarde at 78,9 kg (173.9 pounds), both indicators under the 175-pound limit, according to the boxers’ weight range.

The WBO world title fight is scheduled to take place in Chelyabinsk on Saturday.

The bout will be the first title defence for 36-year-old Kovalev after regaining the light-weight title from Colombian Eleider Alvarez in February.

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Russian light-heavyweight boxer Sergei Kovalev and his British opponent Anthony Yarde both made weight ahead of their WBO world title fight in Chelyabinsk on Friday.

Kovalev weighed in at 79,2 kg (174.6 pounds) and Yarde at 78,9 kg (173.9 pounds), both indicators under the 175-pound limit, according to the boxers’ weight range.

The WBO world title fight is scheduled to take place in Chelyabinsk on Saturday.

The bout will be the first title defence for 36-year-old Kovalev after regaining the light-weight title from Colombian Eleider Alvarez in February.

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