I’ve always liked this fight a lot. Arthur’s jab is key. He has to be able to keep Yarde off him, to gain his respect, and I think he has the snap to do that. But I also believe Yarde is harder to hit clean than people think. It will be close but I’ll pick Yarde to stay patient and take a tight one on points.
Manager and promoter
Lyndon Arthur’s long reach, punch variety, movement and fast hands make him a huge potential banana skin for Yarde. Definitely a very tough next fight. I’d have Yarde as a slight favourite but nowhere near as strong as the bookies have him.
Former British champion
It’s a great fight. The experience might come into play but I’m going for Lyndon Arthur on points. I think that he’s a better boxer. He’s got something about him. I think he’s going to be a star. I do like Yarde, he’s a beast.
Former world title challenger
Lyndon Arthur’s a tough kid. Probably both of them are made for each other. Arthur’s got a chance of doing it. I think Yarde needs to have improved from the Sergey Kovalev fight. Arthur could beat Yarde because of the styles but I think I’d go for Yarde on points.
It’s an intriguing match up but one where I fancy Yarde. When he gets in full flow he can be a nightmare for the best of them. Jazz them up how you want.