Feature | Aug 16 2019

Lyndon Arthur: ‘I’m all for Yarde winning against Kovalev’

Rising British light-heavyweight Lyndon Arthur speaks to Terry Dooley
Lyndon Arthur
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MOSTON’S Lydon Arthur has largely flown under the radar as he attempts to make his way towards the top of the British light-heavyweight rankings. The Pat Barrett-trained, Frank Warren-promoted contender meets Ghana’s Emmanuel Anim for the vacant Commonwealth title on October 12 on the undercard of Josh Warrington’s IBF featherweight title defence against Sofiane Takoucht and the 28-year-old firmly believes that he will use the stage to announce himself as an imminent threat in a decent division.

Arthur is jostling for position alongside the likes of Anthony Yarde, Joshua Buatsi, Callum Johnson and other quality domestic operators as he bids to become king. London rival Yarde hopes to steal a march on everyone else by going to Russia and beating WBO holder Sergey Kovalev next Saturday, and he has the complete support of his domestic rival, who will be waiting in the wings for a shot at the title should Yarde bring it back to the UK.

“Someone like Yarde is on his journey,” Arthur told Boxing News. “He is grafting away in his own lane — we are all on our own journey in this sport. If he is getting success in there and using it to support his family then I can only support that as another British boxer even though it is a tough away job for him.”