Anthony Yarde’s first struggle since shedding to Lyndon Arthur final 12 months lasted lower than a spherical as he dropped Alex Theran twice earlier than the Colombian was counted out in Birmingham.
Yarde had been promised a struggle earlier than his Commonwealth light-heavyweight title rematch with Arthur and, after a struggle with Emin Atra was referred to as off on the final minute in June, Theran provided little or no resistance.
It was the identical shot – a left hook to the physique – that dropped Theran twice. The primary time he beat the rely by about half a second, the second time there was no likelihood of him getting up. The official time was 2:32.
Yarde’s rematch with Arthur has been pencilled in for October 9. The final time, Arthur received a cut up resolution, after Yarde did not open up till the final couple of rounds. He says he has learnt from that and is promising a unique outcome once they meet once more.
“It was a shot now we have been engaged on in coaching camp, this was about staying targeted,” the previous WBO title challenger mentioned.
“This wasn’t actually preparation for Lyndon Arthur. I needed the rematch instantly however now it’s taking place in October.”
Yarde prolonged his document to 21-2 with 20 stoppages.
Teenage welterweight George Bance is now 2-0 after profitable each spherical in opposition to Matt Corridor. Bance attacked virtually completely to the physique within the first two rounds and, whereas he was warned for going low, it was almost all one-way site visitors, with Corridor decreased to simply making an attempt to smother Bance’s work. Referee Christopher Dean scored it 40-36.
Additionally extending unbeaten data on the undercard have been super-lightweight Eithan James, who was a 60-54 factors winner over Matar Sambou to go to 6-0, and light-heavyweight Ezra Taylor, who moved to 2-0 with a 40-36 factors win over Darryl Sharp.