Arthur vs. Yarde rematch set for December in London

Lyndon Arthur will once again square off with Anthony Yarde.

The WBO’s number one contender at light-heavyweight has been in a long-standing dispute regarding the return with his fellow 175-pound fighter.

Arthur outpointed Yarde when they met back in December 2020 and there was a rematch clause in the deal.

And finally, with it having been resolved, all parties have agreed that part two of the clash between them will take place in London on December 4.

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s Copper Box Arena will stage the contest, with promoter Frank Warren airing it as part of his deal with BT Sport in the UK.

“This is a fight that needs an audience roaring them both on,” Warren said. “It was a decent fight last time but there was something big missing and that was the fighters being inspired by fans in the arena.

“I believe the fans at the Copper Box will make a huge difference and we will get something very special from Lyndon and Anthony. They are both world-class, explosive light-heavyweights and putting them together again makes for a huge domestic occasion.”

A world title shot in the new year looks to be the prize for the winner.

Sam Noakes, the lightweight who is undefeated in seven fights as a pro, will vie for his first title, as part of the supporting cast, when he takes on Shaun Cooper over 10 rounds for the vacant WBC International Silver title, while Hamzah Sheeraz is expected to make a defence of his WBO European title in the super-welterweight division.

Hot bantamweight talent Dennis McCann will look to move to 11 fights undefeated when he sees action on the card over eight and Masood Abdulah and former star amateur Charles Frankham are joined by light-heavyweight Karol Itauma and featherweight Umar Khan, with super-welterweight Sonny Liston Ali making his bow in the paid code over four.

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