Belts on The Line
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Who won Arthur vs Yarde?
Lyndon Arthur beat Anthony Yarde by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 5th December 2020 at Church House in London.
The scorecards were announced as 115-114, 111-117, 115-114 in favor of winner Lyndon Arthur.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Arthur vs Yarde stats
Lyndon Arthur stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Anthony Yarde made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yarde had a large advantage in power over Arthur, boosting at 95% knock out percentage over Arthur's 71%.
Lyndon Arthur was the older man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Arthur had a height advantage of 2 inches over Yarde.
Both Lyndon Arthur & Anthony Yarde fought out of an orthodox stance.
Arthur was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 1 year and 4 months later than Yarde, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 8 less professional rounds, 74 to Yarde's 82.
Lyndon Arthur went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBO and 6 by the IBF at light heavyweight.
Anthony Yarde was ranked number 9 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO and 10 by the IBF in the 175lb division.
Arthur vs Yarde form
Anthony Yarde had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Dec Spelman on 12th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Diego Jair Ramirez on 8th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Discoteca Memphis, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Sergey Kovalev on 24th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Before that, he had won against Travis Reeves on 8th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Hehad beat Walter Gabriel Sequeira on 20th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Brentwood Centre, Essex.
Arthur's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.3 rounds on average.
Yarde's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
What time did Arthur vs Yarde start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT at Church House, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Arthur vs Yarde?
Arthur vs Yarde was broadcast on BT Sport 1 in the UK.
What were the odds on Arthur vs Yarde?
Lyndon Arthur was a 441/100 (+441) underdog going into the contest, while Anthony Yarde made his way into the ring at 7/50 (-714) with oddsmakers.