Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Tony Yoka – Carlos Takam: Yoka beaten again, the video summary of the fight

Was it already one fight too many for Tony Yoka? Back in the ring 10 months after his first defeat in the ring as a pro, Tony Yoka lost on points (split decision), the Frenchman, 2016 Olympic heavyweight champion, again disappointed, displaying a level and a form a far cry from his dreams of competing with the leaders of boxing’s premier class. Carlos Takam has shown his experience from the top of his 47 fights so far (39 wins, 7 losses and a draw). Dominated from the start of the fight, faced with an explosive Carlos Takam despite his 42 years and displaying a strong power to hold and resist the reach of the taller Frenchman, Tony Yoka seemed inhibited and powerless throughout the first part of the fight. . The Frenchman raised his head during rounds 7, 8 and 9 without however managing to reverse the trend to bow logically after the judges’ decision at the end of the 10 rounds of 3 minutes.

End of career? Demented Yoka

“Thank you to everyone. It’s been almost a year since I fought and I wanted a big fight. Congratulations to Carlos, he was stronger but I will go back and work even harder”, commented hot French. “I was counting on this fight to return to victory in front of my audience. I am very disappointed, unlike last year when I had a very bad preparation. He, like me, did a big preparation. He was the most strong tactically, then commented Yoka at the microphone of Canal +. “It’s hard, more than last year. It’s disappointing, I wanted to please the public, it was a good fight. I progressed on certain aspects but not enough. I’m going to go back to work.

No question therefore of giving up for Yoka even if the challenge promises to be even tougher for the boxer supported by Canal+ and who will have to recover from a 2nd defeat in less than a year, a ranking and a reputation. free fall. Yoka fell in front of a boxer who knew him very well, Carlos Takam, of whom he was for a time the sparring partner during his amateur career. “I worked hard for this fight. I’m a fan of Tony, he’s a champion, keep supporting him,” chanted an almost compassionate Takam for his younger brother.


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