By Jeff Powell For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:55 BST, 25 August 2019 | Updated: 22:55 BST, 25 August 2019
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
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