Yarde, 31, beat Stefani Koykov t the end of 2022 to set up the clash with Russian Beterbiev, who holds the WBC, WBA and IBF light-heavyweight belts.
Yarde has fought for a world title before, losing by knockout to Sergey Kovalev back in 2019.
Beterbiev is 18-0 as a professional and has won every single one of his fights by knockout.
- Start time: Undercard on NOW
- Main event is set for 10.30 pm approx
- TV channel/live stream: BT Sport 1
Yarde doesn’t touch weights
Anthony Yarde has built his explosive strength and power by following a strict training regime – which includes NO weights.
Yarde said of his training regime: “Some people try to complicate things but, for me, doing old-school long runs works well.
“Of course, different things work for different people but I don’t really touch weights – it’s mainly explosive bodyweight stuff.
“Most of the time I’m just running with my dog! What do I say to people who don’t like that part of training?
“Well, if you want the results you need to do the work. That applies whether you’re training for a fight or running a business.”
How the boxing world sees it
Errol Spence Jr: “I’m rocking with Yarde. Father Time is undefeated, I don’t care. It’s only a matter of time [before Beterbiev] looks his age in the ring.”
Callum Johnson: “I can’t see anything other than a Beterbiev win.”
Hannah Rankin: “I’m going to go with Beterbiev on points. There will be some knockdowns, I think there could be a knockdown on both sides.”
Bob Arum: “I’m prejudiced so I think Artur wins and wins by knockout. He could win by a late knockout or an early knockout depending upon [how] Yarde is fighting.”
What we DO know is this is a real battle of the bangers.
There is no doubt Yarde could hurt Beterbiev – but the Russian-born Canadian-living beast just seems a different breed.
He will be happy to fight fire with fire – and his will just burn that bit stronger on the night.
We’re going for Beterbiev by mid to late stoppage.
More from Yarde
Yarde said: “I’ve been in certain scary situations, your heart is beating and you can’t go outside because madness is going to happen. This is me being paid to fight — and I like fighting!”
“For someone who has come from where I have, this is special. I’m here to seize the moment.
“I’ve seen little clips of him, he’s done basic things very well. Clearly he hits hard but the little things he does do, he does well and he does them repeatedly.
“He’s got a good engine but, at the same time, he gets hit. I’m not a person you can stand there and get hit by. It’s exciting.”
Yarde fears no one
Anthony Yarde is out to dispel the myth that Artur Beterbiev is a man to be feared as they prepare to clash in the ring this evening.
“There’s no person in this world I fear because of certain situations I’ve been in and grown up around.
“I’ve been approached by people with guns, I’ve had loads of boys around me with knives trying to stab me, getting ready to rob me.
How to watch Yarde vs Beterbiev
Tonight’s huge clash will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD.
You can live stream the action from the BT Sport app, which is available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.
The main card gets underway from 7pm UK time, with the main event expected to start at around 10.30pm.
Yarde vs Beterbiev tale of the tape
How the two light-heavyweight stalwarts compare ahead of tonight’s HUGE main event…
Full Wembley Arena card
Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde – For WBC, IBF, and WBO light-heavyweight titles
Artem Dalakian vs David Jimenez – for WBA flyweight title
Willy Hutchinson vs Emil Markic
Karol Itauma vs Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna
Charles Frankham vs Joshua Ocampo
Umar Khan vs Sandeep Singh Bhatti
Sean Noakes vs Santiago Garces
Tommy Fletcher vs Darryl Sharp
Joshua Frankham vs Joe Hardy
Khalid Ali vs Ivica Gogosevic
Moses Itauma vs Marcel Bode
There’s a cracking set of fights for you to feast your eyes on.
Heavyweight fans rejoice, as we’ve a new talent on our hands in the form of Moses Itauma, who makes his pro debut against Marcel Bode.
Itauma, brother of Karol, also fighting on the undercard, has impressed in the amateurs, winning tournament after tournament with some ruthless stoppage victories.
Tommy Fletcher, Charles Frankham and Willy Hutchinson are all also in action.
And Artem Dalakian defends his WBA flyweight title against David Jimenez in the co-main event.
Yarde vs Beterbiev is here
Hello and welcome to SunSport’s live coverage of Anthony Yarde vs Artur Beterbiev… and what a cracker we’re all in for tonight.
Yarde has been pining for another world title shot ever since his devastating knockout loss to Sergey Kovalev in 2019.
Wins and another loss, to Lyndon Arthur, has since followed, but after avenging the Arthur defeat, Yarde is back in contention.
The 31-year-old lost his father and grandmother to Covid-19 during the pandemic and is hellbent on dedicating tonight’s clash to them.
But standing in his way is the formidable Beterbiev, who holds three light-heavyweight titles and has 18 KO wins from 18 fights.
Tasks don’t get much harder than this for Yarde, who is looking to produce a huge upset at Wembley Arena.
The WBC, WBO and IBF titles are all on the line, and a potential undisputed fight against WBA belt holder Dmitry Bivol awaits.
Whatever happens tonight, expect fireworks, and don’t expect to hear the final bell.
So kick back with a cold one and enjoy the action – we’ve got you covered for the entire evening.