THE REMATCH involving Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde will just take place at the Copper Box Arena in London on Saturday December 4, dwell on BT Sport.
The showdown between the two major light-weight heavyweights falls a year on from the pair’s close-fought Battle of Westminster at Church Property, wherever Arthur prevailed on the playing cards of two of the 3 judges and retained his Commonwealth title, though introducing the vacant WBO Intercontinental belt to his collection.
More importantly, Arthur’s victory saw him steal a march on his rival and become the No.1 ranked contender for the WBO entire world title at this time held by the American Joe Smith jr.
Yarde (21-2), who dropped down to 12, is desperate to avenge his reduction and leapfrog Arthur (19-) and return to the leading of the rankings in advance of a mandatory problem currently being assigned to Smith jr.
Arthur preserved his unbeaten file as a specialist and additional a 13th KO to his tally with victory in excess of the Italian Davide Faraci at the Royal Albert Corridor in July, with Yarde returning to winning ways with a quickfire stoppage of Alex Theran in Birmingham at the conclude of August.
Now Yarde and Arthur will yet again trade bombs with each other after yet again, this time in front of admirers at the atmospheric Copper Box on the edge of the Olympic Park.