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Boxing: Anthony Yarde to defend titles at Copper Box next month

PUBLISHED: 16:00 24 January 2018

Anthony Yarde (right) beat Nikola Sjekloca in December (pic: Steven Paston/PA)

Anthony Yarde (right) beat Nikola Sjekloca in December (pic: Steven Paston/PA)

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Hackney-born light heavyweight Anthony Yarde defends his WBO Inter-Continental and European titles against France’s Tony Averlant next month.

The 26-year-old fights on a Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions bill at the Copper Box on February 10.

Yarde has won all 14 of his professional fights to date, with 13 victories coming inside the distance.

In Averlant, Yarde will come up a against a former European Union champion who has a record of 26 wins, nine losses and two draws.

To purchase tickets for the event, visit seetickets.com or call 0871 230 7148.

n Hoxton-based Lion ABC hold their first amateur boxing show of 2018 at their headquarters in Pitfield Street on February 2.

With 15 bouts scheduled featuring 12 Lion boxers, it is expected to be a popular event.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start, with tickets priced at £15 for adults and £7 for under-15s.

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