Boxing Live Score: Anthony Yarde knocked out Lyndon Arthur with a right hook in the fourth round to end their rematch impressively; he now has a world title shot against the winner of Joe Smith Jr versus Callum Johnson.
On Saturday night in London, Anthony Yarde knocked out Lyndon Arthur in a rematch after losing their first bout.
By eliminating Arthur’s undefeated streak in just four rounds, Yarde sent a powerful message about his own dominance.
He had bludgeoned Arthur by fighting at a high tempo from the start, and after plainly injuring him with a series of uppercuts, he had him floored with a right hook.
Arthur regained his feet, but he was unable to beat the count in time, and the bout was stopped by the referee.
Arthur had stunned his London opponent by out-boxing him in their first bout a year ago, but he had no answer for Yarde’s power punching in their rematch.
The Commonwealth and WBO intercontinental light-heavyweight titles were won by Yarde.
He is now in a good position to compete for the world title.
Yarde’s promoter Frank Warren stated that he and Top Rank’s Bob Arum had agreed that the winner of Joe Smith Jr’s WBO championship defence against Callum Johnson on January 15 will be the next challenger.
Yarde had lost his first world title battle in 2019 when he faced Sergey Kovalev in a daring and unexpected challenge, but despite losing family members to Covid-19, he has now completed his biggest win to date.
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