Frank Warren Like Anthony Yarde vs. Joe Smith Jr. Next

Promoter Frank Warren thinks a fight between Anthony Yarde and former world champion Joe Smith Jr., has a nice ring to it. 

“If it had been another champion, somebody like Joe Smith or someone like that, I would’ve really fancied him to have won that fight and then gain more experience before you go up against someone like Beterbiev,” Warren spoke afterward to iFL TV. “He fought in a final eliminator with Lyndon Arthur and he done a job on him and that’s how he got the fight. He was determined to go through with it.”

Though Yarde has lost two world title fights, his respectable and professional performance against long-reigning world champion Artur Beterbiev has made him even more popular than ever. 

“I’m gonna speak to Bob about it,” Warren furthered about making an Anthony Yarde vs Joe Smith Jr fight. “It would be a great fight to make, yeah. It would be a great fight. Listen, that’s my opinion. I’m sure his (Smith's) people have got—his management, whatever they got—they’ve got a different opinion. But that’d be a great fight to make.”