RBR!!! Lyndon Arthur (Commonwealth) vs. Anthony Yarde - December 5th 2020

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Arthur vs. Yarde Winner and How?


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Aug 19, 2020
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It was close and tough to score. I thought Arthur edged it. Yarde was certainly not robbed.
I agree it was close, I didn't score it myself but I've never seen Yarde so angry, someone should tell him only one observer thought he won it wide and that was the judge scoring for him but everyone else including Woodhall and Haye thought it was tight and could have gone either way. I think Yarde is aggreived that he could lose to someone fighting so negatively but when you're the challenger you need to always assume you're behind on the scorecards
 
Jun 4, 2013
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yardes best work comes fighting inside , he just seems content thinking hes some slickster on the outside
 
Aug 19, 2020
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Arthur vs. Kovalev.
Yarde in with the Pitters/Richards winner for the British Title...
Pitters is all wrong for Yarde based on what we saw tonight and he won't be keeping his power hand at home all night that's for sure. I didn't quite understand what Arthur said in the post-fight about his hand, was it injured or not?
 
Oct 7, 2019
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Pitters is all wrong for Yarde based on what we saw tonight and he won't be keeping his power hand at home all night that's for sure. I didn't quite understand what Arthur said in the post-fight about his hand, was it injured or not?
It's almost as if lean, rangey 175-ers keep the lion in the cage...

Pitters vs Arthur would interest me.
 
Jun 17, 2012
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Really enjoyed Andy Lee's punditry. He made the point that in UFC, if someone taps out, there's no rhetoric around cowardice, quitting or not being suitable for the fight game.

I wonder if Frank might want to have a word around Framptons forthright views on DDD's fight. Such dissent against the home fighter sure wouldn't be tolerated in Matchroom punditry circles!
 

A Force

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Jul 21, 2013
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I scored it round by round & gave it Arthur 115-113.

I had Arthur winning the first 3 & then Yarde getting the 4th. Can’t remember how I scored the middle rounds but had Arthur 7-3 up after 10.

I could potentially see a draw but I don’t think there were enough swing rounds to get a Yarde victory.

I thought his interview was terrible afterwards. He was saying he was out-jabbing Arthur but I never saw that.

It was a bizarre fight. The pair of them seemed to be lacking confidence. BT went to both fighters after about 9 or 10 rounds & they both looked terrified. It felt like Yarde had no faith in his gas tank & Arthur had no faith in throwing the right hand for fear of getting countered.

I think the first clinch came in round 11. The story of the fight was Yarde following Arthur around the ring constantly feinting but been outlanded in jabs & then occasionally throwing a right hand that landed a handful of times in the first 11 rounds at best. Yarde just left it too little too late. The tactics were baffling. I’ve no idea what the game plan was.

I think we’ll see a rematch. Arthur’s a decent boxer but I think this is his ceiling. They could try & push him to European / fringe world level but the odds are he’d get beat for less money than he’d get in a Yarde rematch.

Happy for Arthur but disappointed in another shocking scorecard from a British judge.

Ian John Lewis scoring it 117-111 to Yarde is one of the worst score cards I can remember seeing. The majority of people had Arthur getting 4 of the first 5 rounds. It’s hard to believe that’s incompetence & not something more sinister.
 
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Aug 28, 2014
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Yarde was terrible it seemed like it was a light spar for him his face didnt seem determined to win, maybe hes not used to just being in a jabbing chess match so he didnt feel he was losing as he didnt take too many power shots but still he waited until the last round to step it up

If he stepped it up even in the 11th he would have got at least one KD in the 12th, I cant pick Yarde in a rematch because Artur was sharp if Yarde starts opening up too early he will get caught
 
Oct 7, 2019
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Slow feet, poor/no double jab and very poor ability to cut the ring off will always make Yarde catnip for a long-range jab heavy fighter.

Yarde has power, but that's useless if you can't slip and close the distance. Big ambitions, but he won't get past a Bivol or Beterbiev by bulldozing them. Yarde needs to avoid Pitters too.
 
Jul 25, 2015
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I agree it was close, I didn't score it myself but I've never seen Yarde so angry, someone should tell him only one observer thought he won it wide and that was the judge scoring for him but everyone else including Woodhall and Haye thought it was tight and could have gone either way. I think Yarde is aggreived that he could lose to someone fighting so negatively but when you're the challenger you need to always assume you're behind on the scorecards
He was angry because he believes all the delusional bullshit that comes from his corner.
 
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I scored it round by round & gave it Arthur 115-113.

I had Arthur winning the first 3 & then Yarde getting the 4th. Can’t remember how I scored the middle rounds but had Arthur 7-3 up after 10.

I could potentially see a draw but I don’t think there were enough swing rounds to get a Yarde victory.

I thought his interview was terrible afterwards. He was saying he was out-jabbing Arthur but I never saw that.

It was a bizarre fight. The pair of them seemed to be lacking confidence. BT went to both fighters after about 9 or 10 rounds & they both looked terrified. It felt like Yarde had no faith in his gas tank & Arthur had no faith in throwing the right hand for fear of getting countered.

I think the first clinch came in round 11. The story of the fight was Yarde following Arthur around the ring constantly feinting but been outlanded in jabs & then occasionally throwing a right hand that landed a handful of times in the first 11 rounds at best. Yarde just left it too little too late. The tactics were baffling. I’ve no idea what the game plan was.

I think we’ll see a rematch. Arthur’s a decent boxer but I think this is his ceiling. They could try & push him to European / fringe world level but the odds are he’d get beat for less money than he’d get in a Yarde rematch.

Happy for Arthur but disappointed in another shocking scorecard from a British judge.

Ian John Lewis scoring it 117-111 to Yarde is one of the worst score cards I can remember seeing. The majority of people had Arthur getting 4 of the first 5 rounds. It’s hard to believe that’s incompetence & not something more sinister.
Arthur injured his right arm. He threw the right had once, and presumably it hurt enough that he decided not to risk throwing it again.

His tactics made perfect sense. It was an intelligent fighter operating at 50% beating a talented but very poorly advised fighter presumably operating at full fitness.

Has nobody ever sat Yarde down and told him some home truths about Tunde? Does he ever read Twitter?

I don't get Tunde's hold over Yarde. It must run quite deep and quite possibly goes beyond boxing.
 
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Apr 10, 2016
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Yes it is. He has the style to beat Yarde. Also the second best fighter Yarde will fight after Kovalev.

Cheers Berliner won £109 Arthur outright .

Yarde like Eubank has the spite and venom they just need the right coaching.

You look at John Ryder and the improvements he has made.

Yarde watched the fight on mute yet still thinks he won 7-5. Other than Tunde out I have no words.

Massive well done to Lyndon though
 
Aug 19, 2020
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Yarde watched the fight on mute yet still thinks he won 7-5. Other than Tunde out I have no words.

Massive well done to Lyndon though
Well that's an improvement on how much he thought he won it by last night at least so that's encouraging, maybe he won't scream robbery anymore now
 
Jun 6, 2013
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Cheers Berliner won £109 Arthur outright .

Yarde like Eubank has the spite and venom they just need the right coaching.

You look at John Ryder and the improvements he has made.

Yarde watched the fight on mute yet still thinks he won 7-5. Other than Tunde out I have no words.

Massive well done to Lyndon though
The biggest problem for Yarde is his footwork. He is really bad at punching while moving his feet and that is a hard thing to improve at this stage. But Yarde really has to change trainers. He didnt show any improvements over the last few years.