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Kovalev stops Yarde

Kovalev keeps title with 11th-round KO of Yarde

Sergey Kovalev retained his 175-pound belt for the first time in a homecoming fight by knocking out Anthony Yarde with one shot in the 11th round on Saturday.

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Kovalev backs Yarde into corner with punches

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Kovalev stops Yarde

At the time of the stoppage, Sergey Kovalev was up on all three scorecards.

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Sergey Kovalev celebrates his KO victory over Anthony Yarde with his mother and father. It was Kovalev's first professional fight at home in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Photo provided by Ed Keenan/Main Events.

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