Yarde has made a near-3000 mile trip for what will be his first world title challenge against Kovalev, a veteran of the 165 lbs division who is the favourite to come out on top on home turf.
Having dominated at domestic and European level, he takes a considerable step up in his attempt to dethrone Kovalev in his first real test on the world stage.
Here's how you can follow all the action...
Date, UK start time and venue
Kovalev vs Yarde takes place on Saturday 24 August at Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Ringwalks for the main event are expected at around 7:30pm BST with undercard coverage beginning at 5pm.
TV channel and live stream
The fight will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting from 5pm.
You can also follow all the action with Standard Sport's LIVE blog.