Almost a year to the day since their first meeting, light-heavyweights Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde will do battle once again this weekend.
Yarde, a former WBO title challenger, will be out for revenge after finding himself on the wrong end of a split decision on the judges’ cards last time around, while Arthur looks to keep his unbeaten record in tact. Here’s everything you need to know as two stars of the 175lb division look to put themselves in the frame for a world title shot.
Where: Copper Box Arena, London
When: Saturday, December 4. TV coverage begins at 7pm
How To Watch: Live and exclusive on BT Sport 1
Tale Of The Tape:
Place Of Birth: Manchester
Alias: ‘King Arthur’
Record: 19-0 (13)
Lyndon Arthur has fought once since beating Yarde last December, maintaining his undefeated record with a ninth-round stoppage over Italy’s Davide Faraci at the Royal Albert Hall in July.
Place Of Birth: Ilford, Essex
Alias: ‘The Beast From The East’
Record: 21-2 (20)
Anthony Yarde has been inactive since his defeat to Saturday’s opponent a year ago.
What They Say:
“Yarde and myself are fighters and just want to settle our business next month.
“I guess Yarde and myself are the same sort of people and whenever I have met him there isn’t any animosity. He is in my division and we have to fight."
"I just said make the rematch happen. I don’t b*tch, I don’t do excuses. Judges said I lost. The fight went the way it went and that’s it.
"If I land a shot and knock him down I won't wait for him to recover. I will finish the job. I am going to knock him out."
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