Sergey Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KO) defended his WBO Light Heavyweight (175 lbs) Championship belt with an eleventh round knockout of previously unbeaten contender Anthony Yarde (18-1, 17 KO) in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Kovalev was almost knocked out in the eighth round, but was able to turn the tables around in order to secure the victory.
The weird part about the fight was the final punch because Kovalev knocked down Yarde with a jab. Yarde was so exhausted that he was knocked out by a jab. Yarde was so tired that he was fatigued in the fifth round. The exhaustion was expected because he said that he does not do any running as part of his training.