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Boxing: Powerful duo Anthony Yarde and Daniel Dubiois added to world title bill at Copper Box

PUBLISHED: 10:00 27 July 2017

Anthony Yarde (right) goes on the attack against Chris Hobbs (pic Steven Paston/PA)

Anthony Yarde (right) goes on the attack against Chris Hobbs (pic Steven Paston/PA)

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Peacock gym duo Anthony Yarde and Daniel Dubois add their explosive appeal to Frank Warren’s world title show at the Copper Box in Stratford on September 16.

Top of the bill at the 2012 Olympics venue is the clash for the WBO middleweight belt, which sees Billy Joe Saunders defend his title against American challenger Willie Monroe.

It is only the second defence of the title that Saunders, unbeaten in 24 bouts, makes of the title he claimed when beating Andy Lee in December 2015.

Also attracting the fans will be light-heavyweight Yarde and teeange heavyweight giant Dubois, who both sparkled with big punching wins on Warren’s Copper Box bill earlier this month.

Yarde picked up the WBO European strap and moved up to number eight in the world rankings with a first-round knockout win over Richard Baranyi last time out for his 11th stoppage success on an unbeaten 12-fight record.

On the same night, the 19-year-old Dubois claimed the WBC world youth heavyweight belt, giving the exciting talent, managed by Peacock owner Martin Bowers, his fourth victory - all in less than two rounds.

Finding opponents for the dynamite duo certainly is not easy and promoter Warren keeps fingers crossed that the rivals he hopes to name this week will turn up to face the pair on September 16.

Poplar-based Alec Wilkey had plenty to celebrate at the Brentwood Centre on Saturday after seeing two of his charge triumph.

The trainer saw Johnny Coyle beat Innocent Anyanwu, and Wilkey also celebrated the success of Idris Hill.

The super-lightweight looked impressive as he recorded a win over Hungarian rival Gyula Tallosi, dropping him twice on the way to a good victory on the bill.

The fight of the night, though, was clearly the thriller that saw Tyler Goodjohn beat Adam Barker.

Goodjohn, a member of the east London stable under manager Peter Sims, outpointed the previously unbeaten Barker over eight fast and furious rounds, and celebrated the win with a beer after the fight.

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