Commonwealth Light-Heavyweight Champion
Date of Birth: 13/6/91
Record: 17-0 (12 KOs)
Height: 6ft 2in
LYNDON ARTHUR is heading towards becoming one of the world’s top Light-Heavyweights. He will prove he is among the world’s best in the division if he successfully defends his Commonwealth championship against Londoner Anthony Yarde on December 5th. Although it has been tough establishing himself among many fans, Lyndon has been one of Manchester’s best kept secrets. Arthur accepted the Yarde contest in a heart beat. It gives him an opportunity to show why many
in Manchester boxing circles claim he is the city’s next big star.
His breakout fight came in October 2019 when he floored and outpointed good Ghanaian Emmanuel Anim to capture the Commonwealth crown.
The fascinating match against Yarde had been due to take place in July, but the pandemic meant a delay. He kept busy on a behind closed shows later that month and made a triumphant first title defence widely outpointing Dec Spelman.
Arthur lives in Moston and started boxing a decade ago on the advice of Pat Barrett and Thomas McDonagh to keep him off the streets.
As an amateur he quickly progressed to the Team GB squad in Sheffield where he met one of his closest friends, Sunny Edwards, but says he was always destined to turn professional. Arthur competed in around 50 amateurs bouts, represented England, reached two ABA finals and competed in the WSB as part of the British Lionhearts squad in 2016. He served his professional apprenticeship boxing on cousin Barrett and Steve Wood’s small hall shows. He gained more exposure on Frank Warren’s marquee events after signing promotional terms with him.
Lyndon turned professional in September 2016 and Barrett made sure he was matched carefully during the early stages of his professional career. It wasn’t until his 11th fight that he was stepped up and faced former Commonwealth champion Charles Adamu who he soundly outpointed over six rounds. Four KOs on the spin against Adam Williams, Emmanuel Feuzeu, Gonzalo Romero and Andrzej Soldra followed - three of them in the opening round. That hard-hitting form led to the Anim contest and towards a fight against Yarde where a win will send Lyndon’s world title hopes soaring.