HomeBoxingLyndon ‘King’ Arthur headlines Royal Albert Hall, July 10
Lyndon ‘King’ Arthur headlines Royal Albert Hall, July 10
June 8, 2021
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 yr.
Arthur narrowly outpointed Yarde in December and they’ll get an in depth up of one another as soon as once more on Queensberry’s summer season particular stay on BT Sport.
In the principle 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 grew to become the primary ranked contender for Joe Smith Jr’s WBO World title after his cut up choice win in opposition to Yarde and might 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 downside which compelled 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 dropping within the eleventh spherical.
Ilford’s large hitter returned with wins in opposition to Diego Jair Ramirez and Dec Spelman earlier than working into Arthur who he will likely be determined to satisfy in a rematch.
Regardless of the setback in opposition to his bitter British rival, Yarde has remained on this planet scores and is ranked excessive by the IBF, WBC and WBO.
Promoter Frank Warren mentioned: “After all, the rematch is what everybody needs and it’ll occur at some stage.
“It’s implausible to get them on the identical invoice. Each of them have some extent to show and BT Sport viewers can look ahead to 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 necessary 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.
That they had been as a consequence of meet on the weekend, however a COVID-19 subject involving Soza meant a brief postponement.
Warren added: “Archie is one other Queensberry fighter excessive on this planet rankings and offering he retains profitable 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 look ahead to one other thrilling efficiency from him.”
Extra large fights will likely be added to the invoice within the coming days.
Tickets will go on pre-sale with the Royal Albert Corridor tomorrow and on normal sale Thursday.