Anthony Yarde gets his revenge in rematch with Lyndon Arthur as he pulls off brutal fourth-round stoppage to become the new WBO light-heavyweight champion
- Anthony Yarde stops Lyndon Arthur in fourth round of at Copper Box Arena
- Yarde won Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight belts
- Arthur had retained his Commonwealth belt in an upset win in December 2020
- Yarde described last year’s result as a ‘robbery’ and was out for revenge
Anthony Yarde gained a fourth-round knockout to avenge his defeat to British light-heavyweight rival Lyndon Arthur at the Copper Box Arena in London on Saturday night.
Yarde, from Hackney, lost a close split decision in December last year although he rebounded by knocking out the lightly-regarded Alex Theran in August, a few weeks after the unbeaten Arthur stopped Davide Faraci.
Yarde made the more impressive start in rounds one and two and stopped his Manchester opponent in round four, when Arthur was hurt by a body shot before being pinned on the ropes and eventually going down onto the canvas.
Anthony Yarde claimed the WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title on Saturday
Yarde made an impressive start in the early rounds and stopped his opponent in round four
Promoter Frank Warren had earlier revealed that the winner of the return bout would earn the number one spot with the WBO and a possible world title shot against champion Joe Smith Jr in 2022.
The two fighters had first met 12 months ago when Arthur had pulled off an upset win