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Anthony Yarde had his moment against Sergey Kovalev, but experienced trumped youth, and his lack of sparring practice led to a lack of resilience and stamina   It appeared experience trumped youth as Sergey Kovalev beat Anthony Yarde  However there was more to it, thanks to Yarde's experimental training regime He spurned sparring, but it meant he lacked resilience and stamina in the fight 

By Jeff Powell For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:55 BST, 25 August 2019 | Updated: 22:55 BST, 25 August 2019

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Anthony Yarde had his moment, as the under-fire Krusher lurched drunkenly around the Russian ring in the eighth round.

When Sergey Kovalev's time came in the eleventh, just one jab driven like a piston down the tube and it was goodnight Chelyabinsk for the precocious challenger.

Experience trumped youth. That was the instant assessment.

Anthony Yarde was knocked out by Sergey Kovalev in the 11th round of their world title fight

Anthony Yarde was knocked out by Sergey Kovalev in the 11th round of their world title fight

Yarde was outboxed for much of the fight but came close to stopping Kovalev in the eighth

Yarde was outboxed for much of the fight but came close to stopping Kovalev in the eighth

Yes it did, to some extent. When the 36-year-old Kovalev was in trouble he drew on the knowledge gained from all those big fights in his career to survive.

But there was a bit more to it than that.

No, Yarde had not been dragged

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