2023-01-25 21:00:46

As Anthony Yarde prepares to face Artur Beterbiev, how do Brits tend to fare against the very elite?

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By Sam Brookes

Anthony Yarde is just days away from the biggest test of his professional career when he takes on WBC, IBF and WBO light-heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev.

The 38-year-old Russian has won all 18 of his professional bouts inside the distance, developing a reputation as one of the most fearsome punchers in boxing.

Having been a world champion since November 2017, Beterbiev is widely regarded as the best 175lb fighter on the planet, and an undisputed clash with Dmitry Bivol could await him later this year. But first, he must get past Yarde.

Yarde will enter Wembley Arena on Saturday night as the clear underdog, and Brits have struggled against pound-for-pound greats in the past.

Yet there have been some exceptions, offering Yarde hope that he can pull off what appears an almost impossible task.

Sportsmail looks back at the devastating losses and incredible wins that Brits have experienced over the years against the very best that the sport has to offer.

The losses

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