WE’RE BACK at the Bronze Box Gymnasium on Saturday night for our final UK show of 2021 and I fully expect we’ll see a hugely successful year.
A year on, Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde are starting to bounce back from their close fight last year in Westminster, and I predict there will be another spectacle this time around.
Last time, it was a tough and tactical match, not really what we thought when we made the battle. Don’t get me wrong, it was still an exciting match due to the high form of the two fighters, but it didn’t really ignite some of the sparks in the final round.
There could be any number of reasons why the fight didn’t develop into an open war, and I would assume the top spot on the list is the absence of fans from the venue. It affects matches and fighters in all sorts of ways during limited time and it certainly doesn’t benefit the home fighters right on the board.
I believe a packed house at the Copper Box, an electric atmosphere in the ring entrances and when the first bell rings, will inspire both of them and bring them into a spectacular encounter and Memorable.
The stakes are high and the prize for the winner will be a spot on the WBO world championship belt, currently held by Joe Smith jr, but hopes to change hands to Callum Johnson in mid-January.
We could have an all-British punch for the heavyweight world light title on the cards for spring, if all goes to plan.
First things first, though, and go back to Saturday, where a few spicy ingredients have been added to the mix in recent weeks. There is and has been some bad feeling from Camp Lyndon about the venue for this rematch, as it is in London, Anthony’s hometown.
I wish I could reveal all about an intricate plot that led us to Olympic Park in Stratford, but the truth of the matter is pretty boring. No venues were available in Manchester on the days we were available for the match. We tried to go down the middle and bring it to Birmingham in October, but that didn’t work out, so here we are and a ring is a ring after all.
Tickets have returned like hot cakes, so both of them will receive a lot of support in the arena.
Pat Barrett and Tunde Ajayi squabbling with each other provided a delicious side dish to the construction process, but their back-and-forth became completely unacceptable when the two giants started their bomb business. .
I doubt Anthony will turn up the heat but he will have to be reasonable because Lyndon is a smart operator who will be happy when Anthony empty his tank trying to get him out of there. Anthony will know this and he now has a calming influence in the corner of James Cook, who is sure to bring his experience to the proceedings.
It will be interesting to see the ups and downs of the fight as it progresses and also to see how Lyndon reacts when pressured as the pair’s undefeated boxer.
I make no predictions other than that it will be an intense fight with a few twists and turns and the winner will be fighting for a world title next year.
Make sure you adjust.
https://www.boxingscene.com/frank-warren-breaks-down-lyndon-arthur-vs-anthony-yarde-rematch–162499 Frank Warren Defeats Lyndon Arthur vs Anthony Yarde Rematch