Five days before his fight against Carlos Takam, Tony Yoka assured this Monday at a press conference that he had learned from his last failure and could not imagine losing on Saturday at the Zenith in Paris.
Ten months later, is the trauma erased? We will find out on Saturday evening! Beaten on May 14 by Martin Bakole, who inflicted on him the first defeat of his professional career (in twelve fights), Tony Yoka (30) returns to the ring, at the Zénith de Paris against Carlos Takam, the Franco-Cameroonian 42 years old, winner of 39 of his 47 career fights. The 2016 Olympic heavyweight champion intends to take advantage of this fight to close a chapter in his career, as he said at a press conference on Monday. “ I can’t wait to rebox. I want to show that I worked, that I had a defeat, of course, but that I can bounce back from that. I really took the time to cut boxing for a few months and I took the time to really start again and do a lot of preparation to come back. »
Yoka: “I stepped back to jump better”
Tony Yoka, who had recently admitted having suffered from the separation of his children following his divorce from Estelle Mossely, and regretted having fought Martin Bakole because he was not in good physical condition, has just spent the last four months to the United States to prepare. He claims to have completely digested his disillusionment of last May, and now wants to win a great victory. “I didn’t want to come back with a little fight, a comeback fight. I wanted to come back with a strong fight and I think it is. (…) I stepped back to jump better. I have to box, have a big fight and a big win. I don’t think about being able to lose this fight, it’s not possible. I made such a long and so good preparation. I find my feelings and I leave for the victory. This is probably not the opinion of Carlos Takam…