Arthur vs Yarde 2 – AND DIRECTLY !
Two British light heavyweight rivals met again in the ring tonight in a much-anticipated rematch at Copper Box Arena in London.
Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde have renewed hostilities almost a year to the day since their controversial first fight in December 2020.
Arthur entered this competition as a huge underdog, but ended up retaining his Commonwealth belt in an upheaval after making a split decision at Westminster’s Church House thanks to his excellent jab.
Former WBO world title challenger Yarde has described the result as “theft” and will be ready for revenge tonight, having stopped Alex Theran inside a round in August.
Arthur, previously undefeated, successfully defended his WBO Inter-Continental title against Davide Faraci in his last outing.
After a dominating performance from Yarde, the fight was stopped in the fourth round.
The chief act of support tonight saw Hamzah Sheeraz defend his WBO European super-welterweight bracelet against Bradley Skeete after a stoppage in the ninth round.
Anthony Yarde a battu Lyndon Arthur par KO
Hamzah Sheeraz defeats Bradley Skeete to retain WBO European super-welterweight title
Sam Noakes defeats Shaun Cooper for vacant WBC International lightweight title by stoppage
Dennis McCann defeats Juan Jose Jurado by decision
Karol Itauma beats Tamas Laska in a first-round save
Kamil Sokolowski defeats George Fox by decision
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Anthony Yarde on Lydon Arthur
“What we’ve done here is huge. “
“99.9% of the people in the world couldn’t go through what I went through in 2020 and perform in a professional boxing ring. “
“I hurt him in the first round. “
“When I let go of my hands and land, there’s no light heavyweight in the world that can handle it. “
“I told you, I knew what to do. “
“People forget that my boxing experience is minimal. “
“It was a perfect performance. “
1min 20 seconds in turn 4 by KO.