‘My Brother Loved to See It’ – An Emotional Lyndon Arthur Reacts to Anthony Yarde Win

Published 12/05/2020, 8:09 PM EST
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


Lyndon Arthur has successfully grabbed the WBO (Intercontinental) and Commonwealth (British) light heavyweight title by overcoming Anthony Yarde via unanimous decision in a 12-round clinical battle.

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It was a tough-fought win, and Arthur gave it all inside the squared circle. Although he didn’t appear satisfied with the outcome, it was a big victory for him.

Still unbeaten, ‘King Arthur’ now has two titles to boast off on his shoulder. However, he claims to miss his brother, who is no longer here to see all the success.

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After the big fight, the champion became emotional as he talked about his late brother not being around in one of the biggest phases of his life. But, Arthur believes he is still monitoring him.

The 29-year-old lost his brother almost two decades ago. He also has a tattoo of him on the right hand and it’s evident- Arthur’s brother is one of the biggest reasons behind his grind.

Recalling his elder brother, ‘King Arthur’ said, “My brother loved to see it. He is looking down probably thinking, ‘wow that’s my brother’. My little brother. Because I was a baby, I was 10 when he died.”

Despite such a tragic loss, Arthur has come a long way in life. He still has a long way to go in the sport, but is already grabbing attention from every corner of the world.

Speaking on his boxing journey, the champion said, “I have put a lot into boxing, 10-11 years and now I am ranked in the world… I come from nothing.”

Lyndon Arthur vs Anthony Yarde – Fight result

The encounter was too-close to call with a result, but ‘King’ still departed with the win. Yarde outpointed Arthur for a brief period and landed some big shots.

However, those weren’t enough to seal the day. Meanwhile, Lyndon Arthur had his moments in the ring and troubled his opponent for a brief period. He ate some big shots and also returned them with interest on multiple occasions.

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While many consider the result as a robbery, Yarde and Arthur are open to facing each other again in a re-match.

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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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