RBR!!! Lyndon Arthur (ENG) vs Davide Faraci (ITA) - 10 July 2021

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England or Italy?

  • Arthur on Points

    Votes: 1 100.0%
  • Arthur by KO/TKO/DQ

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Draw

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Faraci on Points

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Faraci by KO/TKO/DQ

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    1
  • Poll closed .
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I wasn't gonna bother starting this thread but what the heck.

Tonight on BT Sport 1 from 19:00, both men are undefeated and of course FW hasn't failed to play on the fact that the fighters are from England and Italy ahead of the European Championship final tomorrow afternoon. Both fighters weighed in OK and afterwards wore football shirts of their respective nations to square off. Arthur defends his WBO Intercontinental Light-Heavyweight title tonight over 10 rounds at the Royal Albert Hall (and 10 rounds is the longest fight scheduled on this card) but the fighter I've been longing to see return to the ring returns at last, Archie "Sharpshooter" Sharp (19-0) fights Diego Andrade (13-4-2), Sharp hasn't fought for over a year and his last opponent had to withdraw due to Covid 19. He's also parted ways with his long-time trainer since and has been working with someone new so I'm intrigued to see what he looks like. Zack Parker vs Sherzod Khusanov provides the chief support.

You might notice someone is absent here, "The Beast from the East" Anthony Yarde was due to fight in the co-main tonight but his opponent contracted Covid and FW says he found some other opponents but that Yarde wanted other opponents and what I gathered is that those opponents were available at short notice but there was a disagreement between FW and Team Yarde over who should replace the original opponent and this couldn't be resolved to the point that Yarde has withdrawn from the whole show. I haven't heard from Team Yarde only FW and if I haven't misunderstood then that's his version. Doesn't sound too good, we need to know who the opponents were that each side wanted so we can decide who was being unreasonable.
 
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I thought Zach Parker was co-main tonight, he's in the ring now already, I missed the first hour of the show but surely the main event isn't up next, I must have had the running order wrong
 
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Noakes vs Connelly next. I really hope I haven't missed the Sharp fight tonight, I figured the likes of Noakes and Ali would have fought already
 
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Frank needs to get Parker in with Lemieux or Chudinov next to raise his profile.
Or Carlos Gongora for the IBO...
Ah yeah Gongora, I don't think I've seen him fight but I remember he was on standby for Canelo recently. Parker mentioned Ryder and Fielding in the post-fight interview though but Lemieux is a good shout, Ryder wont' want that fight atm he's looking at Bivol next
 
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And his reign continues, a 9th round TKO victory for King Arthur. Good finish but I don't think he should be running after Joe Smith Jr just yet, he needs a few more.
 
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And his reign continues, a 9th round TKO victory for King Arthur. Good finish but I don't think he should be running after Joe Smith Jr just yet, he needs a few more.
I think he'll take the shot and pay day, similar to Yarde.
Not many name builders at LHW, alot of high-risk low-reward fights...