Boxing champion Artur Beterbiev has received praise from Khamzat Chimaev for his outstanding win on January 28. Chimaev praised Beterbiev as the “king of boxing” in an Instagram post.
In a boxing bout with the WBO, IBF, and WBC light-heavyweight titles on the line, Artur Beterbiev faced Anthony Yarde. The OVO Arena Wembley in London, England, served as the venue for the event.
In the eighth round, Beterbiev defeated his opponent to successfully retain his championships. With a stunning 19-0 record as a professional boxer, Beterbiev is now undefeated. He was reportedly lagging on the cards before that.
FIGHT OF THE YEAR. Arthur Beterbiev KNOCKS OUT Anthony Yarde
now 19-0 with 19 KOs 💀#BeterbievYarde pic.twitter.com/6jXGmAxt46
— Gmane (@GmaneBoxing) January 29, 2023
Along with Khamzat Chimaev, other well-known figures in combat sports including Jake Paul and Joe Rogan also offered their opinions on the match.
By putting a pun on his name, Paul honoured Beterbiev and praised Yarde for his tenacity.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan praised Beterbiev as a “destructive force.” He expressed his desire for the 38-year-old and Dmitry Bivol to square off in 2023.
“Congrats to the great and powerful Artur Beterbiev, the most destructive force in boxing. 19-0 with 19 knockouts. IBF, WBO and WBC world light heavyweight champion. I really hope him and Dmitry Bivol can get together in the ring this year.”
There arealso rumors that Khamzat Chimaev will go up to the middleweight division. However, neither Chimaev nor the UFC has provided an official confirmation on the matter.
Belal Muhammad revealed yesterday he was told Chimaev would be moving up and is unavailable for him as an opponent:
“If it’s not Usman, the champion, it would be Colby Covington. So that’s the guy I want to beat. That’s the guy I want to fight. Khamzat’s moving up to 185lbs, moving up to middleweight. So there was no fight there. So I think that me and Colby Covington made a lot of sense. All right. How does the fight look between you and Colby in there?”
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