Anthony Yarde, a boxing celebrity, has discussed the psychological trauma he’s been under since his father, and three other grandparents died from COVID.
The 30-year-old Hackney native claims the defeats had a significant negative influence on his profession, but despite retiring from fighting, he is committed to winning the world title.
ITV News London quoted him saying, “My thinking at the moment was professional, be professional.” And afterward, things happen to you at unpredictable moments.
However, the exact information regarding his parents are not revealed yet. But according to some reports, he lost his father due to the coronavirus.
Tension Caused Him To Lose Weight
Yarde discussed how tension caused him to lose weight and expressed his opinion that the boxing world doesn’t care about the private lives of its competitors.
He answered, “No one cares; you must get out and execute.”
He claims that his preparation for his comeback against Lyndon Arthur just at Copper Box Stadium next month has been “excellent” after taking some time to think and process.
Yarde claimed he felt “quicker, sharper, and more combative.”
The light-heavyweight claimed he intended to demonstrate that he wasn’t only the city’s top boxer in his weight class but also the “greatest in the world.”
Several weeks after undefeated Arthur stopped Davide Faraci, Yarde bounced back by taking out the underrated Alex Theran in August.
Yarde had previously lost a close decision win in Dec of last year.
The winner of the rematch will be ranked first by the WBO and might challenge champion Joe Smith Jr. for the world championship.