Yarde, who fell agonisingly short when challenging for a world title against Sergey Kovalev, returned to the ring in a warm-up fight against Dec Spelman in September, winning via sixth round TKO.
Arthur, who also most recently defeated Spelman via unanimous decision, should provide a sterner test, though. The Mancunian is unbeaten in 17 professional fights and has pledged to defy predictions of a routine win for the favourite.
The card also features an exciting undercard, with prodigious amateur Willy Hutchinson fighting for the British middleweight title.
Here is everything you need to know:
When and where is the fight?
The fight is on Saturday 5 December at Westminster Church House, London.
When are the ring walks and what time will the fight start?
You can expect the ring walks to start from around 10pm onwards, although that could change depending on the undercard results.
What TV channel is it on and how can I watch it?
The fight will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 with coverage starting at 7:30pm as well as BT Sport’s website and app.
Anthony Yarde v Lyndon Arthur – Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Title
Willy Hutchinson v Lennox Clarke – vacant Commonwealth Middleweight Title and vacant BBBofC British Middleweight Title
Michael Ramabeletsa v Chris Bourke – vacant WBO International Bantamweight Title
Dennis McCann v Pedro Matos
Muhammad Ali v TBA
Sam Noakes v TBA
Karol Itauma v TBA
Yarde to win: 1/9. Knockout: 4/9. Decision: 10/3
Arthur to win: 5/1. Knockout: 16/1. Decision: 7/1
This weekend get a £10 free bet with Betfair, when you bet £10 on a Same Game Multi on the Premier League. Terms: Min £10 Same Game Multi bet on any EPL match this Fri - Sun. Free bet valid for 72 hours, awarded at bet settlement. Excludes cashed out bets. T&Cs apply.