Anthony Yarde put up a brave show in a world light-heavyweight tilt in January and he will be back in action on Saturday 23rd September when he takes on the experienced Portuguese, Jorge Silva.
The contest will be over 10 rounds and take place at the Ovo Arena Wembley as part of the undercard for the heavyweight rematch between Zhilei Zhang and Joe Joyce that will be televised on TNT Sports.
|What||Anthony Yarde v Jorge Silva|
|Where||Ovo Arena, Wembley, London|
|When||21:30 Saturday 23rd September 2023|
|How to watch||Live on TNT Sports|
The fight between Anthony Yarde and Jorge Silva is scheduled to take place on Saturday 23rd September on the undercard of Zhilei Zhang v Joe Joyce 2.
Yarde was originally due to take on British champion Ricky Summers, but the fighter suffered a late injury, meaning Silva was drafted in at the 12th hour.
Anthony Yarde and Jorge Silva are expected to enter the rung at about 21:30 local time, but this will be subject to change.
The fight between Anthony Yarde and Jorge Silva is set to take place at the Ovo Arena, Wembley, in London.
Yes, the fight is due to be televised live on TNT Sports.
Odds are not yet available for the Anthony Yarde v Jorge Silva fight, but will be posted as we draw closer to the fight on Saturday 23rd September.
Neither fighter currently holds a title so there will ne no belts on the line this weekend.
Anthony Yarde has had 26 fights, winning 23 with 22 of those victories coming inside the distance.
Yarde made his professional debut in May 2015 when he knocked out Mitch Mitchell at Wembley Arena and he went on to win his next 20 bouts.
That run included a first-round victory over Richard Baranyi at London’s Copper Box Arena in July 2017, which gave him the WBO European light heavyweight title.
He then added the vacant Inter-Continental title when he beat Norbert Nemesapati at the same venue a couple of months later.
Yarde’s first defeat came in August 2019 when he was stopped in the 11th round of his first world title attempt after travelling to Chelyabinsk, Russia to take on Sergey Kovalev.
He then lost a split decision to Lyndon Arthur in December 2020, before gaining revenge on the Manchester fighter a year later to take his Commonwealth title.
His fight against Jorge Silva will be his first since he was beaten in his second world title fight, against Artur Beterbiev, losing in the eighth round of their bout at Wembley Arena in January.
Jorge Silva has won 22 of his 30 fights, with his most recent victory coming over Jack Jones in June.
Prior to that, Britain's Kieron Conway scored a points victory over the Portuguese fighter on the Leigh Wood v Mauricio Lara undercard, back in February.
|Zhilei Zhang v Joe Joyce 2||WBO 'interim' heavyweight title|
|Anthony Yarde v Jorge Silva||Light-heavyweight bout|
|Pierce O'Leary v Kane Gardner||WBC International super-lightweight title|
|Zach Parker v Khalid Graidia||Super-middleweight bout|
|Moses itouma v Amine Boucetta||Heavyweight bout|
The Anthony Yarde v Jorge Silva bout will be on the undercard of the WBO Interim World heavyweight fight between Zhilel Zhang and Joe Joyce.
The Chinese fighter caused a shock when he stopped Joyce in the sixth round at Wembley Arena in April, when Joyce, ‘The Juggernaut’, had been lined up as the mandatory challenger for Oleksandr Usyk.
Other fights on the undercard include unbeaten Pierce O’Leary’s WBC International super-lightweight title bout against Kane Gardner, while Sam Noakes will be defending his WBC International Commonwealth lightweight title against a yet to-be-announced opponent.