Anthony Yarde blasted himself back into world light heavyweight contention with brutal vengeance on Lyndon Arthur.
Yard’s four round destruction of Arthur in this rematch so inflamed passions in the CopperBox that rival fans battled continued the slugging in ugly scenes at the end , chairs flying instead of fists.
Arthur had no chance to impose the left jab with which he had pot shotted Yarde’s career off course last year
Every round was punishing and as the two-fisted onslaught intensified in the fourth Arthur collapsed to the canvas.
Somehow he rose at eight but the wisdom of referee Bob Williams’ refusal to let him continue was evident as he slumped semi conscious in his corner.
Yarde was simply magnificent, devastating proof that his team had learned the lessons of the first.