April 17, 2024

Tony Yoka, it’s the end!

Tony Yoka has been dealt a heavy blow. After two defeats to Martin Bakole and Carlos Takam, the French heavyweight was looking to relaunch his career with a new staff and this fight at Roland-Garros against Ryad Mehry. But he lost again, to an opponent of inferior pedigree to his previous fights, and his future in boxing looks increasingly uncertain.

The worst thing about a…

Tony Yoka has been dealt a heavy blow. After two defeats to Martin Bakole and Carlos Takam, the French heavyweight was looking to relaunch his career with a new staff and this fight at Roland-Garros against Ryad Mehry. But he lost again, to an opponent of inferior pedigree to his previous fights, and his future in boxing looks increasingly uncertain.

The worst thing about all this is that Tony Yoka ended up not understanding the judges’ decision at the end of a bout in which he was undoubtedly too passive. Even if he re It’s hard to bounce back from one or two defeats, let alone three, especially against boxers who aren’t currently top of their class. After his gold medal in Rio, Yoka dreamed of becoming a professional world champion. We’re a long way from that at the moment, and the question of a possible career break is even being raised. I don’t know what to say. We’ll discuss it with my team, but it’s not a question we should be asking right now, replied Yoka on Canal+.

The pay-TV channel has been his premium partner since he turned pro after Rio. Canal+ has invested heavily in Yoka, both in terms of money and even exposure, with a slogan, La Conquête (The Conquest), which he has been promoting ever since. framed fights, none of them high-level, and many interruptions between each fight, may even have deeply displeased the pay channel. Will you see Tony Yoka again, on Canal+ or elsewhere? That’s the big question…