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13 September 2020 20:33

Spelman, a year younger than Yarde, also represented a well-prepared opponent, having fought as recently as July.

Yarde was narrowly ahead on the scorecards when he forced the stoppage in the sixth Anthony Yarde marked the end of a troubled six months last night by stopping Dec Spelman in the sixth round of his return to the boxing ring. The promising light-heavyweight, whose grandmother died of Covid-19 in April, just days after his father, fought for the first time since February's low-profile victory over Diego Jair Ramirez in Spain, which was his first bout after the only defeat of his career. Yarde, 29, had enhanced his reputation in August last year by threatening to beat Sergey Kovalev in Russia before eventually losing. Spelman, a year younger than Yarde, also represented a well-prepared opponent, having fought as recently as July. Spelman is perhaps best known for being Scott Westgarth's opponent in the fight in 2018 that ultimately took

Anthony Yarde seals poignant win after Covid-19 family tragedies