Anthony Yarde and Lyndon Arthur to scrap for world title shot in premature bout

Anthony Yarde and Lyndon Arthur will serve up a tasty starter for the Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce clash next month.

The rising light-heavyweights are ready to put it all on the line in a cracking chief support to the British heavyweight duel on April 11.

Yarde is on the road back to the top after coming so close to beating Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light-heavyweight title last year.

While Manchester man Arthur is an unbeaten puncher who has stopped 12 of his 16 victims to date.

Neither man had to take on the fight at this stage of their career.

But they both believe they can come out on top and a win will catapult them towards a world title shot.

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It is part of a busy few months coming up for us as after the O2 show in April, we are hosting Josh Taylor's big homecoming on May 2.

The super Scot defends his IBF and WBA light-welterweight titles against Apinun Khongsong at the Hydro in Glasgow.

The Prestonpans puncher is one of Britain's best at the moment so to get him on BT Sport is a real coup.

He has become a star with his World Boxing Super Series win.

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So it will be great to see him pack out a venue in Scotland again and help set up a unification fight with Jose Ramirez for later this year.

The May 2 date is set to be a busy night for boxing but we have the top show that night.

Next week we will also have news of Carl Frampton's next fight to add to a hectic schedule.

Meanwhile, Top Rank chief Bob Arum confirmed this week he has not held any talks with Eddie Hearn about Tyson Fury against Anthony Joshua.

That is despite Hearn's claims he has been discussing a deal with Arum for the undisputed heavyweight clash.

Arum and I are co-promoters of Fury so we will all sit around a table to get that deal done when we are ready.

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