The conquest resumes. And as expected, the level rises. This Saturday, May 14, 2022, Tony Yoka will pass a new test in his rise to the highest level of professional boxing by challenging Congolese heavyweight Martin Bakole at the Accor Arena in Bercy. Scheduled for February, the fight was ultimately postponed due to Covid gauges, deemed too restrictive at the time.
Meanwhile, Yoka thought he could put on his gloves again to challenge Croatian Filip Hrgovic in an IBF world semi-final, but the world boxing authorities canceled this duel, forcing the 2016 Olympic champion to maintain his commitments to Bakole. A match in which Yoka is not the huge favorite, to listen to him: “I really think this is going to be my toughest fight, at least in terms of opponent, since the beginningSchedule, channel, balance sheet of the two fighters: Here is everything you need to know about the duel.
Yoka: “It’s going to be the toughest fight of my career”
YESTERDAY AT 12:09
What time does the fight start?
As often in boxing events, times may vary depending on the duration of the fights. The main card will begin at 8 p.m. with the following five fights.
- Sofiane Oumiha – Mevy Boufoudi
- Jaber Zayani – Jhack Tepora
- Christ Esabe – Pablo Robles
- Victor Yoka – Raphael Bocquet
The entrance of Yoka and Bakole is thus scheduled for 10:30 p.m..
On which channel to follow the fight?
Organized by AllStar Boxing and Canal +, this event will also be available on the encrypted channel. Canal + will thus broadcast the main card from 8 p.m. before obviously broadcasting the Yoka – Bakole duel, exclusively.
Tony Yoka’s identity card and balance sheet
- French nationality
- Date of birth: April 28, 1992
- Size: 2m01
- Extension: 2m08
- World ranking (boxrec): 16th
- Number of fights: 11
- Record: 11 wins (9 saves) – 0 loss
His Olympic final in full: happy birthday Tony Yoka!
Martin Bakole’s identity card and balance sheet
- Nationality: Congolese
- Date of birth: June 1, 1993
- Height: 1m91
- Extension: N/A
- World ranking (boxrec): 14th
- Number of fights: 18
- Record: 17 wins (13 saves) – 1 loss
Martin Bakole in training in Paris before challenging Tony Yoka on Saturday May 14, 2022
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