Lyndon Arthur Says Anthony Yarde Rematch Not Happening Next – Reacts to Dillian Whyte’s Win

Published 03/29/2021, 2:01 PM EDT
Boxing – Anthony Yarde v Lyndon Arthur – Church House, London, Britain – December 5, 2020 Lyndon Arthur poses with his belt after winning the fight against Anthony Yarde Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


British light-heavyweight, Lyndon Arthur, is on course to challenge for the world title. The undefeated 29-year-old has slowly risen from the ranks and is now a fight or two away from taking on one of the champions in the division.

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 Arthur is fresh off an impressive victory over compatriot Anthony Yarde. As a result, ‘King Arthur’ became the British Commonwealth and WBO intercontinental champion. And as rumors of his next move surface, Arthur has shut down an immediate rematch with Yarde.

Boxing – Anthony Yarde v Lyndon Arthur – Church House, London, Britain – December 5, 2020 Lyndon Arthur celebrates after winning the fight against Anthony Yarde Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

The 18-0 boxer caught up with Fred Talks Fighting on YouTube and gave an update on his next move. He said, “It’s not that that I don’t want the rematch. But I, obviously want to be a world champion. And, and I want to move forward. So, it’s just a case of seeing what happens next and seeing what’s right. Rematch won’t be next, regardless.”

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This comment showed Arthur’s ambition and confidence. The Englishman feels he can challenge for the title, and thus, would rather push for a shot at world championship glory. However, for Yarde, this will be bad news since he lost a close split decision and will not have the chance to put it right.

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Lyndon Arthur reacts to Dillian Whyte’s victory over Alexander Povetkin

Despite his update on his next move, the Brit seemed relaxed. He has been enjoying the exciting boxing fights and even gave his views on the high-profile heavyweight clash between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin.

Arthur said, “I thought Dillian would win. I just knew he had to stay, had to stay switched on the whole way through. He did well, I was impressed. He looked, he looked sharp, he looked powerful. He looked like he went in there to do what he did.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Dillian Whyte celebrates victory over Derek Chisora after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

This comment showed Arthur’s admiration for his compatriot. Whyte answered several doubters wrong with a fantastic victory over Povetkin. And now, like Arthur, he finds himself a fight or two away from a world title shot.

It will be interesting to see which of the two fighters will get there first.

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What do you make of these comments from Lyndon Arthur? Do you think he should fight Anthony Yarde next and close that chapter for good?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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