Anthony Yarde hands Dariusz Sek first ever stoppage defeat

The fight was stopped in the seventh round by the referee which saw Yarde retain his European and WBO Intercontinental titles.

The 26-year-old has now beaten 15 of his 16 opponents, but there is some doubt about the quality of opponent he is coming up against.

Promoter Frank Ward put Dariusz Sek in the ring this time with Yarde, who is also known as ‘The Beast’ but the Pole was never going to trouble Yarde due to lack of punch power.

Hackneyman Yarde was troubling Sek from the off, and he had him floored in the first 90 seconds after a powerful left punch.

What followed for the Pole was mesmerising punches from the left and right fists of Yarde. Sek’s good movement was getting him out of situations but with a bleeding noes it was clear that it wasn’t going to be the outcome he would have hoped for.

Yarde was landing punch after punch and it was all over in the seventh round when referee Steve Gray stopped the fight after Sek slumped into Yarde’s corner.

Former British professional boxer David Haye was impressed with Yarde describing him as the ‘full package’.

“I couldn’t have been more impressed, he has knockout power in both hands… every department he impressed me in.

“He looks the full package – he fights as good as he looks!”

A fight against British champion Callum Johnson could be next for Yarde but he insists he’s happy to take on anyone.

”I’d fight anybody. People are turning me down and I know that for a fact”

 

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