Frank Warren today confirmed light-heavyweight contender Callum Johnson has withdrawn from his scheduled January 15 title fight against WBO champion Joe Smith Jr, while revealing another of his stable – #1 mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde – is consequently monitoring the state of affairs, with an in-ring return mooted sometime in March for the 30-year-old.
He didn’t feel like there was a need for it, but Lyndon Arthur will rematch domestic rival Anthony Yarde on December 4 hoping to put a definitive bow on their light-heavyweight clash, while asserting himself as Joe Smith Jr’s mandatory challenger for the WBO world title ahead of 2022.
After suffering a split decision loss to Lyndon Arthur for the Commonwealth and vacant WBO inter-continental titles back last December, light-heavyweight contender Anthony Yarde will make his return in a ten-round bout against Germany’s Emin Atra on April 24 at York Hall.
Lyndon Arthur made good on his promise to surprise heavy favourite Anthony Yarde, jabbing his way to victory via split decision: 111-117, 115-114, 115-114 – retaining his British commonwealth light-heavyweight title while adding the vacant WBO inter-continental strap too. Yarde was bemused as the scorecards were read out, with both revealing they were content for … Continue reading Lyndon Arthur stuns Anthony Yarde on points to retain Commonwealth title
There were big knockout victories for both talented 21-year-old Daniel Dubois and WBO intercontinental light-heavyweight champion Anthony Yarde on Friday night at the legendary Royal Albert Hall.
41 months after falling narrowly short in Russia, Anthony Yarde finds himself with a second chance to become a world champion at light-heavyweight in the new year. He came close against Sergey Kovalev, and now faces an even bigger task against a destructive puncher in Artur Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs), who has become more fearsome … Continue reading Beterbiev vs. Yarde press conference: Regardless of the outcome, Jan. 28 will host a compelling watch
After dismantling Stefani Koykov with body shots and vicious hooks en route to a R3 TKO win in Telford overnight, #1 WBO light-heavyweight contender Anthony Yarde has emerged unscathed from his stay-busy fight and will take on unified world champion Artur Beterbiev in late January – three-and-a-half years after coming close against Beterbiev’s compatriot Sergey … Continue reading Beterbiev-Yarde confirmed for January 28 at Wembley Arena after latter’s KO win over Koykov
This was billed as a clash of two heavy-handed champions, yet it was the boogeyman at 175lbs who raced to score four knockdowns en route to maintaining his unblemished record (18-0, 18 KOs). For all the talk surrounding Anthony Yarde’s WBO mandatory status for another world title shot, it’s increasingly difficult to see the powerful … Continue reading Beterbiev blasts past Smith Jr inside two rounds – sorry Yarde, there’s bigger fish to fry
364 days on from losing their first bout with an underwhelming display, there was no time for more hesitation from Anthony Yarde. He knew what was needed of him and executed it well, to emphatically stop domestic rival Lyndon Arthur with a fourth-round KO. Now, he’ll challenge for the WBO light-heavyweight title in 2022 – … Continue reading Yarde blasts past Arthur in long-awaited rematch with R4 KO, reinforces world title bid
After a ninth-round KO win over Italy’s Davide Faraci, Lyndon Arthur (19-0, 13 KOs) remained unbeaten last weekend while making the first defence of his WBO inter-continental LHW title, which he won via split decision vs. Anthony Yarde on December 5. Promoter Frank Warren, who manages the pair, insists their rematch is next, despite the … Continue reading Frank Warren: Arthur-Yarde rematch is next, despite their contrasting situations
There was less fanfare this time around, in a different continent against another fearsome Mexican champion. WBA light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol got the job done all the same in his 10th world title defence and ultimately eased to a wide UD victory (118-110, 117-111, 117-111) over Gilberto Ramirez, inflicting the 31-year-old’s first professional defeat before … Continue reading Unification next? Bivol dismantles Zurdo to defend WBA LHW strap, then calls for Beterbiev clash
Denzel Bentley retained his British middleweight title with a fourth-round TKO win over Marcus Morrison to cap Frank Warren’s latest Queensberry card, one featuring multiple finishes. Super-featherweight prospect Royston Barney Smith was among them, after Brayan Mairena inflicted Frank Arnold’s first career defeat. Dec Spelman put unbeaten cruiserweight Ellis Zorro through a firefight, while there … Continue reading Friday Fight Night: Bentley batters Morrison in title defence, Zorro passes Spelman gutcheck and more