Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde will recommence hostilities at the Copper Box Arena in East London on December 4.

A year previously, Manchester’s Arthur upset Essex puncher Yarde via split decision, behind closed doors due to Covid-19 restrictions, as the 175lbs rivals swapped places in the world rankings.

Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren said: “This is a fight that needs an audience roaring them both on. It was a decent fight last time but there was something big missing and that was the fighters being inspired by fans in the arena.

“I believe the fans at the Copper Box will make a huge difference and we will get something very special from Lyndon and Anthony.

“We had tried to get the Arena in Manchester but venue availability was a struggle. That said, I have absolute faith that the London audience will get behind the fight and roar them both on.

“Lyndon and Anthony are both world class, explosive light-heavyweights and putting them together again makes for a huge domestic occasion.

“The stakes are very high. The winner will sit in the No.1 spot with the WBO and be firmly in place for a world title shot in 2022.

“We are in for a great night on December 4 and we will be making further announcements on what will be a bumper card in due course.”