Lyndon Arthur Secures Victory Against Late Replacement Boris Crighton
Lyndon Arthur secured a hard-fought victory over late replacement Boris Crighton in Manchester on March 24, 2023. The 26-year-old light heavyweight prospect was scheduled to face Braian Nahuel Suarez, but the Argentine withdrew from the bout due to medical reasons. Despite the change of opponent at short notice, Arthur put on an impressive display to earn a unanimous decision victory over Crighton.
The fight took place at the Manchester Arena and was broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK. Arthur, who had a record of 22-0 with 14 knockouts heading into the bout, was the overwhelming favorite against Crighton, who had a record of 12-6 with 9 knockouts.
Round 1: Arthur started the fight on the front foot, throwing a series of jabs and straight rights to keep Crighton at bay. Crighton struggled to find his range in the opening exchanges and was caught with a solid right hand from Arthur midway through the round. The rest of the round was relatively quiet, with both fighters trying to establish their rhythm.Also Read:
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Round 2: Arthur continued to dominate in the second round, landing a series of jabs and body shots to keep Crighton on the defensive. Crighton had some success with his counterpunching but was unable to land anything significant. Arthur finished the round strongly, landing a left hook to the body followed by a right uppercut.
Round 3: Crighton started the third round with renewed energy, throwing a series of combinations to try and get back into the fight. However, Arthur remained composed and landed a sharp right hand to stop Crighton in his tracks. The rest of the round was evenly contested, with both fighters landing some solid shots.
Round 4: The fourth round saw Crighton enjoy some of his best moments of the fight, as he landed a couple of clean shots to the head of Arthur. However, Arthur remained unfazed and continued to work behind his jab. Crighton's lack of power was evident, as Arthur was able to walk through his shots without much trouble.
Round 5: Arthur regained control in the fifth round, as he landed a series of power shots to the head and body of Crighton. Crighton showed a lot of heart and continued to throw punches, but he was outmatched by Arthur's superior skills and technique. Arthur ended the round with a vicious left hook to the body, which seemed to hurt Crighton.
Round 6: The final round saw Crighton try to mount a late comeback, but Arthur was too slick and elusive for him. Arthur continued to land the cleaner shots and was never in any danger of losing the fight. Crighton showed a lot of heart and determination, but it wasn't enough to overcome the more talented Arthur.
The judges scored the fight 60-54, 59-55, and 59-55 in favor of Arthur, who remained undefeated and cemented his status as one of the top light heavyweight prospects in the world.
Keywords: Lyndon Arthur, Boris Crighton, Manchester Arena, light heavyweight, unanimous decision victory, Sky Sports, Braian Nahuel Suarez, knockout, jabs, straight rights, counterpunching, combinations, power shots, technique, undefeated.Read More:
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