Artur Beterbiev got here by a brutal encounter in opposition to an extremely courageous Anthony Yarde to retain his gentle heavyweight titles.The backwards and forwards battle gave the impression to be swinging Yarde’s approach when he was caught with thunderous pictures within the eighth from Beterbiev that put the Brit on the canvas. After beating the rely and prepared to renew his nook threw within the towel to avoid wasting him for one more day.Even in defeat, Yarde’s inventory has undoubtedly risen after pushing one of many highest to the restrict – two of the official scorecards had Yarde forward on the time of the stoppage.Right here’s how a few of the boxing world reacted to the early struggle of the 12 months contender.Bob ArumAnthony Yarde fought a valiant and clever struggle, however Artur Beterbiev is a grasp and one of many nice gentle heavyweights I’ve seen. His physique work was sensational.— Bob Arum (@BobArum) January 28, 2023Charlie EdwardsRef ought to of stopped this! Proper name from Tunde. Very very gutsy efficiency! Yarde’s inventory has gone up regardless of the result! He’ll change into world champion! Don’t overlook he hasn’t had many fights newbie and professionals!— Charlie Edwards 🦅 (@CEdwardsBoxing) January 28, 2023Carl FramptonUnbelievably courageous efficiency from Yarde however that was a very good name from Tunde. Good— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) January 28, 2023Callum JohnsonStyles make fights and Me & Yarde would of been a cracker 💥— Callum CJ Johnson (@CallumTheOne) January 28, 2023Anthony FowlerGreat effort from Yarde, he did himself proud 👏🏻 Callum smith beats Beterbiev now imo— Anthony Fowler 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (@afowler06) January 28, 2023Claressa ShieldsDamn YARDE!!!!!!!!!! Congrats to Beterbiev! I respect the decision Tunde!!!!! Rattling— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) January 28, 2023Barry JonesI don’t assume we came upon something new about Beterbiev, however we did about Anthony Yarde. There will be no argument now, that he’s most undoubtedly World class. Improbable struggle.— Barry Jones (@BarryJonesBox) January 28, 2023Same JonesOne of probably the most courageous brave performances I’ve ever seen. Huge coronary heart Yarde is exhibiting right here 🩸❤️🦁— Sam Jones (@mrsamjones88) January 28, 2023Tony BellewStyles make fights and individuals are all gonna shoot me down right here however I’m gonna say it anyway! Callum Smith knocks Beterbiev out inside 6 rounds! He’s too open and too straightforward to hit! I’ve mentioned he’s susceptible and it’ll present when he fights Callum. #BeterbievSmith— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) January 28, 2023Jake PaulAmazing struggle. Congrats Beterbiev on being the Betr man tonight. Yarde confirmed a lot coronary heart👏🏼🙌🏼— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 28, 2023Read our full Beterbiev vs Yarde report with video highlights on Boxing Social.