Boxing: for his return, Tony Yoka will face Carlos Takam at the Zénith de Paris

We knew the opponent, not yet the place. It’s done ! According to information from the team, Tony Yoka will face, on March 11, the powerful veteran Carlos Takam (42 years old, 47 fights including 39 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw) at the Zénith de Paris. This will be the second time that the Olympic champion of Rio in 2016 will fight in this Parisian enclosure.

On October 15, 2017, during his second professional fight, he won on points, in 6 rounds, against the American mountain Jonathan Rice (1.96 m, 126 kg). He had sent shivers down the backs of his 5,000 supporters present at the Zenith by losing at least twice.

This return to the Zenith will also be an event evening because it will mark the return to the rings of the 30-year-old Frenchman. Yoka had indeed not appeared since his defeat on points against Martin Bakole on May 14, 2022. A defeat difficult to digest for those who are looking for a world belt. The Frenchman needed eight months to rebuild, analyze and start again with coal. “After the defeat, I wanted to disappear, he confided to Infosport + in January. This defeat, I had to accept it and I had nothing to say, nothing concrete. I didn’t want to talk for nothing. »

At almost 31 years old (April 28), and already six years after the start of his professional career, Yoka knows he has no more time to lose.



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