It’s revenge time for Tony Yoka. A little over nine months after his last fight, and especially his first defeat among professionals, the Olympic champion of Rio goes back to the ring this Saturday, at the Zénith de Paris, to face Carlos Takam in a beautiful Franco-French clash.
“I’ve been waiting for this fight for a while, waiting to be able to rebox, says Yoka, who prepared for four months in Las Vegas with his coach Virgil Hunter. I took the time to cut, and I took the time to really start again, to really do a big preparation. I didn’t want to come back with a little comeback fight, I wanted to come back with a big fight, a fight that looks good. »
Yoka faces this Saturday a very experienced boxer, Carlos Takam, “a little Tyson, who has a real science of the counter”according to Sébastien Heulot. “It’s a fight of all dangers”, believes the Canal + commentator, who recalls that Takam has already stood up to world champions like Anthony Joshua or Joseph Parker in the ring. The Franco-Cameroonian is a “step to take” before aiming higher, an obligatory passage on the road to the summits for Yoka, who no longer really has the right to make mistakes.
“I hope that tomorrow he will be a future heavyweight world champion, but for that he will have to go through the Takam stage, I’m not going to give him a gift”explains Yoka’s opponent, who promises a fight “sweet, poignant, bloody, explosive”. Immerse yourself in this poster with the latest episode of Top Chrono, Sports’ omnisport podcast.