Wasserman Boxing confirmed on Wednesday that Lyndon Arthur will take on Argentina’s Cesar Hernan Reynoso on October 8th.
The Manchester light-heavyweight will fight for the second time in two months at London’s O2 Arena on the undercard of the catchweight showdown between Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr. in two weeks time as he gears towards another run at domestic titles.
The thirty-one-year-old suffered the first professional defeat of his career so far in December 2021 against Anthony Yarde, surrendering his Commonwealth title at 175lbs in the process, but returned last month with a sixth-round stoppage over Walter Gabriel Sequeira.
British champion Dan Azeez called out ‘King Arthur’ in the aftermath of his successful defence over Shakan Pitters at the beginning of September, a fight which would have British fight fans on the edge of their seats, but Arthur must first navigate a way past Mexico’s Reynoso. The thirty-six-year-old notably succumbed to a sixth-round stoppage defeat to fellow Briton Callum Smith back in 2016 and possesses a professional record of 17-17-4, but has only been stopped on four occasions respectively.
Arthur will hope to land a highlight-reel blow before lining up big domestic fights in 2023 as he looks to reassert himself on the light-heavyweight division once again.