Gentle-Heavyweight rivals Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde each return to motion on Saturday July 10 on the Royal Albert Corridor, forward of a contracted rematch later this 12 months.
Arthur narrowly outpointed Yarde in December and they’re going to get a detailed up of one another as soon as once more on Queensberry’s summer season particular reside on BT Sport.
In the primary occasion, Arthur (18-0, 12 KOs) defends his WBO Inter-Continental title in opposition to Italian champion Davide Faraci (15-0, 7 KOs).
The Mancunian turned the primary ranked contender for Joe Smith Jr’s WBO World title after his cut up determination win in opposition to Yarde and may afford no errors in opposition to Swiss born Faraci.
In addition to his lofty WBO rating, Arthur is ranked quantity 4 by the IBF and 9 by the WBC. Artur Beterbiev holds the IBF and WBC belts.
KO King Yarde (20-2, 19 KOs) goals to be again with a bang when he meets unbeaten German Emin Atra (17-0, 12 KOs) in a non-title ten rounder.
Yarde had been as a consequence of meet Atra in April, however was sidelined due to a dental drawback which pressured the delay.
Yarde confirmed he belonged at world degree when he got here near toppling then WBO World champion Sergey Kovalev in August 2019 earlier than shedding within the eleventh spherical.
Ilford’s massive hitter returned with wins in opposition to Diego Jair Ramirez and Dec Spelman earlier than operating into Arthur who he shall be determined to satisfy in a rematch.
Regardless of the setback in opposition to his bitter British rival, Yarde has remained on the earth scores and is ranked excessive by the IBF, WBC and WBO.
Promoter Frank Warren stated: “After all, the rematch is what everybody desires and it’ll occur at some stage.
“It’s unbelievable to get them on the identical invoice. Each of them have some extent to show and BT Sport viewers can stay up for them each impressing.
“Lyndon has leapt to primary with the WBO and can wish to present the champion Joe Smith Jr how a lot of a menace he’s.
“Anthony will nonetheless really feel aggrieved that the choice went Lyndon’s means and has vowed by no means to belief judges once more so he’ll go for it in opposition to Atra, for certain.”
Additionally on the invoice, WBO ranked primary Tremendous-Middleweight Zach Parker (20-0, 14 KO’s) returns along with his opponent but to be confirmed. Zach is trying to defend his place forward of hopefully being made obligatory to the World title held by P4P King Canelo Alvarez.
WBO ranked quantity 4 Tremendous-Featherweight, Archie Sharp (19-0, 9 KOs) faces Nicaragua’s Marcio Soza (21-6-2, 12 KOs) with the vacant WBO World championship on the road.
They’d been as a consequence of meet on the weekend, however a COVID-19 situation involving Soza meant a brief postponement.
Warren added: “Archie is one other Queensberry fighter excessive on the earth rankings and offering he retains successful and stays affected person his probability will come.”
“Zach Parker was vastly spectacular in his final battle, seeing off Vaughan Alexander – who hadn’t beforehand been completed – in simply 2 rounds.
“I imagine he has the ability to knockout anybody in his division and stay up for one other thrilling efficiency from him.”
Extra massive fights shall be added to the invoice within the coming days.
Tickets will go on pre-sale with the Royal Albert Corridor tomorrow and on basic sale Thursday.
Ticket costs as follows:
Grand Tier & Loggia bins – £100
2nd Tier bins – £75
Entrance Stalls – £75
Rear Stalls – £50
Rausing Circle – £50