In the main event at The Royal Albert Hall, in the United Kingdom, Light Heavyweight contender Anthony Yarde (18-0, 17 KOs) easily dispatched of Travis Reeves (17-4-2, 7 KOs) via fifth-round stoppage.
It was yet another mismatch on a card that was filled with them.
Yarde did exactly as most expected him to do. Reeves did his best to play spoiler and was game throughout much of the contest, but he was simply outgunned.
As the contest started Yarde did not want to jump all over his opponent. Instead, he took his time and allowed the fight to come to him. After a slow start by both men things began to heat up in Round 3.
In that round, Yarde landed a number of hard shots to the head of Reeves. It was almost miraculous that he did not succumb to the power that Yarde possesses.
From that point on the contest began to get increasingly one sided. It was clear that Reeves did not have the power to keep his man at bay. In Round 5 it was an uppercut that landed by Yarde, which would start the beginning of the end.
A left hook by Yarde had his man in serious trouble. Before he could continue dishing out more damage the referee put an end to the contest.
For Yarde he looks the part of a contender. After all, his muscles seem to have muscles. He made it clear that a showdown with current WBO Light Heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev is on his agenda.
Although he is undefeated in his 18 pro fights, the level of competition he has faced is not up to par. Before challenging long time champion Kovalev, Yarde will need to test himself against the elite of the division.
Anthony Yarde gets the stoppage 💥🥊