Lyndon Arthur vs. Anthony Yarde 2
Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, England – 4 December 2021
Commonwealth & WBO Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Titles
Anthony Yarde W KO 4 Lyndon Arthur
12x 3 Minutes
Round 1/ Big round for Yarde as he starts fast, landing two big punches.
Round 2/ A better round for Arthur with him trying to land the jab and uppercut, but with plenty of holding, mauling spoiling from Arthur, trying to break his rhythm he had in the 1st round.
Round 3/ A better round for both with both landing but Yarde landing more power shots.
Round 4/ With both landing in the 4th, after being caught by Arthur, Yarde replied in spectacular fashion knocking Arthur down, with the referee waving the bout over as he reached the count of ten. Time of the stoppage was 1:27 of the 4th round.
With Yarde winning the bout, Yarde will face the winner of the Callum Johnson vs. Joe Smith Jr. WBO light heavyweight championship fight.
Hamzah Sheeraz W TKO 9 Bradley Skeete
WBO European Super Welterweight Title
10x 3 Minutes
Fight Notes: After Skeete sneaking the 1st round, Skeete cruised the following rounds with Sheeraz chasing and not landing on the elusive and revitalised Skeete.
In round 8, Skeete went down as Sheeraz upped the pressure. With Skeete down, Sheeraz hit Skeete twice while he was down. At this point, Skeete should of been given more time or Sheeraz disqualified for the blatant foul but was given just a little time to recover and with Sheeraz deducted just one point. Skeete was knocked down a 2nd time in the same round, Skeete was up but unsteady with the bell going to end the round.
Round 9 saw Skeete down again as Sheeraz finally was applying the pressure that was missing earlier in the fight, this time the referee stopping the fight.
Sam Noakes W TKO 9 Shaun Cooper
WBC International Silver Lightweight Title
10x 3 Minutes
Fight Notes: Cooper was down in round 9. After making the referees count, Noakes went on the attack with plenty of time left in the round. The referee jumped in to wave off the bout, Cooper was not happy with what appeared to be an early stoppage. Time of the stoppage was 1:35 of round 9.
Dennis McCann W PTS 8 Juan Jurado
8x 3 Minutes
Fight Notes: McCann made it 11-0 with a shut-out points victory over the durable Jurado. Referees scorecard read 80-72.
Karol Itauma W TKO 1 Tamas Laska
6x 3 Minutes
Fight Notes: Itauma remained unbeaten with a 1st round TKO with Laska dropped via a body shot. The referee immediately waved off the fight. Itauma moves to 5-0.
Kamil Sokolowski W PTS 8 George Fox
8x 3 Minutes
Fight Notes: First upset of the evening with Polish Journeyman winning the referees scorecard of 79-75, handing Fox his first defeat.
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