Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde’s Trainers Go After Each Other in a Heated Verbal War

Published 10/20/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


A high-class rematch between Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde is finally set to take place this year. This contest was in contention ever since the duo locked horns in 2020, wherein Arthur attained a split decision win. Yarde and his team were eager to bag the rematch and now this bout is slated to go on floors on December 4.

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As this fight got announced, Yarde and Arthur’s teams were called for a pre-fight press conference. Here, both the technicians appeared in front of the cameras along with their trainers. Arthur was accompanied by his coach, Pat Barrett, and Yarde had his coach, Tunde Ajayi, on his side.

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While fighters are expected to lose their cool, this media event saw both trainers exchange words and garner attention from the press.

Pat Barrett was on the front foot in this verbal exchange. He said, “I came into the dressing room to show you respect. You didn’t even look at me, bro… You’ve had a problem from day 1. I don’t have a problem, but you made a problem between me and you because, in life, it is about respect. I respect you, no matter what, even if I don’t like you, I still respect you.”

Later, Tunde Ajayi tried to respond to Pat Barrett with a one-liner. “Pat, you ain’t punching no one in the face,” he added.

The verbal assaults continued for a while, but they didn’t elevate to another level. Also, this shows how well both these trainers are hooked into this rematch.

Lyndon Arthur vs Anthony Yarde – How will the rematch play out?

Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde’s first fight went to the distance, and both of them fared well. Despite that, Yarde fell short of a win because the judges scored 115-114, 111-117, and 115-114 in Arthur’s favor.

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

This time, both the men will go for the kill to avoid decision-related controversies.

That said, fans can expect both these fighters to come in prepared for war and look to finish the fight as quickly as possible. It’ll be interesting to see who goes down on the canvas first.

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Will Yarde vs Arthur 2 see a decision or a finish? What did you make of the trainers’ exchange?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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