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Anthony Yarde settles the score against Lyndon Arthur with impressive stoppage

Yarde win

Anthony Yarde gained revenge against Lyndon Arthur with a brilliant fourth-round stoppage that has likely closed the door on a brilliant domestic rivalry. Yarde was essentially fighting for his career against Arthur, and it looked like that as he was relentless from the first bell with tactics a million miles away from last year’s meeting, where Arthur was victorious. 

Yarde had promised such a performance in the build-up, and he was true to his word as he jumped on Arthur from the opening bell. However, despite Arthur enjoying a decent round two, Yarde responded brilliantly to take away all of the Manchester man’s advantages. 

In the fourth session, Yarde was aggressive once more, and after pinning Arthur on the ropes, he unleashed a brilliant attack that landed frequently on Arthur’s exposed target. However, a solid-looking body shot seemed to be the undoing of Arthur, and when he followed that up with a superb right hand, Arthur was down, and he was unable to beat the count. 

Yarde’s attention will now turn to January’s world title fight between Joe Smith and Callum Johnson as he patiently waits for a shot at the winner. Yarde is likely to challenge the victor of that fight, and on this showing, he looks capable of going a step further at the highest level than his previous effort against Sergey Kovalev in 2019 when he was stopped in the late rounds.  

For full highlights from tonight's show, please read below.

 

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Yarde wins in round four

Anthony Yarde has stopped Lyndon Arthur. A brilliant right hand had the Manchester man on the floor and he was unable to beat the count. A perfect performance from Yarde who takes revenge in emphatic style.

Arthur vs. Yarde: Round Three

Yarde's handspeed looks much improved from the first fight. He's risking it all so far but it's enough to give him the round as his aggressive approach is working so far. 10-9 Yarde.

Arthur vs. Yarde: Round Two

A better session from Arthur during a messy round. A lot of holding but the better shots came from the Manchester man. 10-9 Arthur.

Arthur vs. Yarde: Round One

It's a very strong start from Yarde. He's closing the distance well and his fast start sees him take the opening session in style. 10-9 Yarde. 

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The action is about to get underway

Lyndon Arthur vs. Anthony Yarde is tonight's main event but before that we have a number of interesting fights. The first bell of the evening is about to sound and we'll have all the updates here. 

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