The famous professional wrestler and huge movie star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has given Anthony Yarde (18-0) the green light to copy his famous chant and celebration if he the Brit manages to win his upcoming fight with Russia’s Sergey Kovalev (33-3-1) this August.
— BoxingScene.com (@boxingscene) July 18, 2019
The Hollywood and WWE legend has used his catchphrase; ‘If you smell what The Rock is cooking’ for almost 20 years during his wrestling career.
Yarde, 27, vowed: “When I win I am gonna do ‘The Rock’s’ celebration and get on the top of the rope with the belt and shout ‘If you smell…’. I might use his ring entrance music also.”
If you smellllllllllllll what the Lion is cooking 🦁
— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) July 21, 2019
“The Rock” was obviously made aware of Anthony’s attention and he posted the following on Twitter.
Gonna be a great fight!! Kovalev and Yarde are two bad ass dudes. Phenomenal fighters. You set the stage brother, do my iconic pose justice if you win 😉💪🏾#wbo #lightheavy #kovalevyarde
August 24 https://t.co/pXtCkV195C
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 21, 2019
Kovalev and Yarde will face each other in Russia on August 24 with the WBO world light heavyweight belt on the line.