Well, what a fight that was. Anthony Yarde was behind on the cards but that brilliant eighth round really made everyone believe he had it in him to snatch the belt from the Russian.
But then Sergey Kovalev showed why he's the champion, relentless and ruthlessly efficient from the WBO light-heavyweight title holder.
You can't fault Yarde for making the trip to Chelyabinsk and taking a world title fight in Kovalev's backyard, but the Brit's day will have to come another time.
We'll catch you next time...