FRANK WARREN today hosted a press conference to announce the light heavyweight rematch between Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde.
‘King’ Arthur will make the third defense of his Commonwealth championship against Ilford puncher, Yarde (21-2, 20 KOs) at Copper Box Arena, London on Saturday December 4 , live on BT Sport.
Also on the line will be the position as number one challenger to WBO World champion, Joe Smith.
The pair first met last December when Manchester’s Arthur (19-0, 13 KOs) edged out his great rival on a split decision after 12 rounds.
Now they will lock horns once again with even more at stake.
The press event was a tension filled head-to-head meeting between the boxers and their camps, where Arthur’s trainer Pat Barrett eventually stormed out after clashing with Yarde’s coach Tunde Ajayi.