Anthony Yarde stops Lyndon Arthur to exact revenge in Copper Box Arena rematch

Anthony Yarde beat Lyndon Arthur in their rematch

Anthony Yarde sent a message out to his light heavyweight rivals after blasting out Lyndon Arthur to exact revenge at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday night.

Fighting for the first time since suffering a split-decision loss to the former Commonwealth champ, the 30-year-old roared to the crowd as he got back to winning ways. 

With Frank Warren watching from ringside, Yarde certainly looked like he had a point to prove as he put himself right back into contention for a second world title shot with a brutal punch to end it all in the fourth. 

Arthur struggled to deal with the unrelenting pressure from Yarde, who took control of proceedings right from the start.   

As expected the challenger came out with his guns blazing, catching his opponent a couple of times in the first round with some eye-catching wild swings which got the crowd going. 

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Unlike their first fight, Yarde dictated the pace of the contest from the front foot, before nailing his fellow Brit in the fourth with a brutal combination of punches that dropped the former champ to his knees on the canvas.

At the end Yarde, 30, celebrated briefly with trainer Tunde Ajayi before going over to console his fallen opponent after backing up the pre-fight prediction he made in a fiery press conference in October.

Yarde said: "I told you, I knew what I had to do. l I knew what I had to do. My experience in this boxing game is minimal.

"I'd been through a lot that year. This fight I knew what I could do. I knew I needed to take my time and get the job done.

"When I let my hands go and I land, there's no light heavyweight in the world that's gonna [sic] withstand it."

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