‘I Could Take His Power’ – Lyndon Arthur Confident of Winning Anthony Yarde Rematch

Published 12/12/2020, 7:16 AM EST
Boxing – Anthony Yarde v Lyndon Arthur – Church House, London, Britain – December 5, 2020 Lyndon Arthur sits on the ropes after defeating Anthony Yarde Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Commonwealth light heavyweight champion Lyndon Arthur doesn’t mind facing Anthony Yarde for the second time after he just beat him via decision for the title in their recent collision.

In a back-and-forth fight, they outpointed each other in certain stages all throughout a fight that went to the judges’ scorecards.

However, ‘King Arthur’ was fortunate enough to bag the win. Although many fans have branded the result as a “robbery”, Arthur doesn’t believe the same. He labeled it to be fair and considered himself as a legitimate winner against Anthony Yarde.

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While several fans have already demanded a re-match, Arthur believes he can take out ‘The Beast’ once again. With the experience of one fight under his belt, he exhibited confidence that he would be able to withstand his opponent’s power.

The newly crowned champion, connected with Dev Sahni to shed light on the fight and a possible re-match in the future.

Boxing – Anthony Yarde v Lyndon Arthur – Church House, London, Britain – December 5, 2020 Lyndon Arthur in action against Anthony Yarde Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Arthur said, “It will be Round 13 and I will win again. More confidently, knowing I could take his power.”

However, Anthony Yarde showcased his prowess in the first fight, citing his deserving chances against Lyndon Arthur. He believes, he won the fight. So, a re-match can actually turn into his favour, if it ever happens.

Lyndon Arthur looks back at his fight against Anthony Yarde

In the last round of their main-event clash, Yarde planted some brutal body shots. They were enough to take out one’s soul, but Arthur regained his position till the fight ended.

According to Arthur, he felt the pain on a couple of occasions. Nevertheless, he claimed to have overcome the fight comfortably and billed himself as the real winner.

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‘King Arthur’ said, “I wasn’t hurt. The body shot is what hurt me.”

He added, “I am not lying when I am saying this s****. The punch knocked me off balance because I came when I was screwed up. I came square one as he hit me with the right hand. So not enough ones a bit, I didn’t feel (anything).”

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Arthur has nothing to prove as the record books show that he win the fight. Furthermore, he appeared happy with his performance. He is still unbeaten with a record of 18-0 with 12 KOs under his name. So, his threat to the division is quite real. However, his comments about a potential rematch were quite interesting. What did you make of them?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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