- Lyndon Arthur vs Dec Spelman goes down on Friday, July 31st at 1:00 pm EST
- Does Arthur make his first successful title defense or does Spelman capture another significant European belt?
- Check out the fight odds, my sweet science analysis, and my prediction below
Lyndon Arthur vs Dec Spelman emanates from BT Sport Studio in Stratford, London. The broadcast will be available on the titular platform BT Sport. The commonwealth light heavyweight title is up for grabs in this one. Frank Warren has put together a quality card here. Certainly, the main event has more competitive parity than some of the Top Rank return cards post-COVID 19 event cancellations. The UK scene is still relatively early on in its comeback with this being the third installment of Warren’s summer series.
Lyndon Arthur vs Dec Spelman Odds
Odds as of July 28
Lyndon Arthur’s First Title Defense
Lyndon Arthur has always been highly touted British prospect but he really came into his own in 2019. Arthur put together a 3-0 record last year and capped things off by beating Emmanuel Anim for the vacant commonwealth gold. Arthur dropped him in the fourth round and thoroughly outpointed Anim en route to a unanimous decision victory. Now Arthur aims to keep his professional record spotless and looks to log his first successful title defense in the process.
The challenger that awaits him has the same number of pro wins, has maintained laser focus training in lockdown, and looks to shake up the UK boxing scene as well as the sweet science world at large.
Dec Spelman Aims to Be a Champion Again
Spelman enters this fight on the heels of a unanimous decision loss to Shakan Pitters. Dec Spelman actually has a pair of losses to Pitters that bookend a four-fight win streak he had been on. Spelman captured the BBofC English light heavyweight title in May of last year but would drop it in September during his last bout. Dec Spelman feels like he’s being overlooked by some heading into this one and he looks forward to proving them wrong. While he simultaneously returns to the win column and captures new championship hardware.
👑 𝒦𝐼𝒩𝒢 𝒜𝑅𝒯𝐻𝒰𝑅 👑
When Lyndon Arthur lands that right hand, you know about it 😎
🏆 Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Championship
🗓 Friday night
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) July 28, 2020
Despite having an unbeaten run so far as a pro, Arthur’s resume isn’t super deep. In fact, he has taken on quite a few club circuit caliber fighters with lopsided records. Former WBO world title challenger Anthony Yarde was initially supposed to be the opponent for Arthur in April but the COVID-19 pandemic derailed those plans. Yarde, who gave light heavyweight great Sergey Kovalev a rough go recently, is expected to face the winner of this prizefight at a later date in the fall.
A significant fight hangs in the balance, one that purportedly would fit into an October card featuring Daniel Dubois, and Arthur needs to not overlook his Friday assignment.
Lyndon Arthur vs Dec Spelman Tale of the Tape
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Lyndon Arthur enters this fight with a more than respectable 75 percent knockout rate. I think considering Spelman’s durability, he has never been finished across any of his three losses, I see this one going to the scorecards. I foresee Arthur getting it done via unanimous decision when Lyndon Arthur vs Dec Spelman goes down.
Pick: Lyndon Arthur (-600)