Queensberry Promotions’ Frank Warren sat down with The Unibet Lowdown’s Dev Sahni to debate his upcoming plans. Warren revealed that he intends to stage the rematch between Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde on October ninth because the “U.Ok. lead in to Fury vs Wilder 3,” doubtlessly in Manchester.
“King” Arthur (19-0, 13 KO) rode a strong start to a split decision win in final December’s first assembly with Yarde. Arthur has since stayed busy with a July stoppage of Davide Farace, whereas Yarde has seen a number of stay-busy fights fall by. He’s presently slated to return on August twenty eighth in opposition to TBA.
Arthur presently sits at #1 within the WBO gentle heavyweight rankings, however it could be some time earlier than whoever wins the rematch will get his shot at Joe Smith Jr. The champ has a date with necessary challenger Umar Salamov on October twenty third and a brewing follow-up in opposition to Daniel Jacobs early subsequent yr, plus a possible unification match with Artur Beterbiev in some unspecified time in the future. This struggle’s winner could should accept bragging rights and perhaps a tussle with Callum Johnson.