FRANK WARREN today hosted a press conference to announce the light heavyweight rematch between Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde.

‘King’ Arthur will make the third defense of his Commonwealth championship against Ilford puncher, Yarde (21-2, 20 KOs) at Copper Box Arena, London on Saturday December 4 , live on BT Sport.

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Also on the line will be the position as number one challenger to WBO World champion, Joe Smith.  

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The pair first met last December when Manchester’s Arthur (19-0, 13 KOs) edged out his great rival on a split decision after 12 rounds.

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Now they will lock horns once again with even more at stake.

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The press event was a tension filled head-to-head meeting between the boxers and their camps, where Arthur’s trainer Pat Barrett eventually stormed out after clashing with Yarde’s coach Tunde Ajayi.

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