Tony Yoka's back-to-school fight after a year of absence this Friday evening at the Paris La Défense Arena live on Canal + will take place in front of 5,000 people.
The event is not affected by the government measures announced Wednesday by the Minister of Health Olivier Véran to slow the evolution of the Covid-19.
The measures enacted - a drop in the gauge to 1,000 people for all public gatherings - do not come into force until this Saturday.
The capital and its inner suburbs are however one of the eleven zones placed in “reinforced alert zone” where places open to the public will not be able to exceed the set gauge.
The evening of boxing therefore passes between the drops and escapes the turn of the sanitary screw.
⚠️ Following the government announcements made this Wednesday, we inform you that the boxing event La Conquête on September 25 is not affected by these measures, and that it is therefore maintained with its initial gauge of 5,000 spectators pic.twitter.com / 6sOnfWyuGZ
- Paris La Défense Arena (@ParisLaDefArena) September 24, 2020
There will therefore be 5,000 people in the enclosure which can accommodate more than 30,000. All seats have been sold.
However, this does not mean 5000 spectators because in this gauge, it is necessary to reckon with all the organization of the evening: the boxers and their entourage, the referees, the technicians, the hosts, the journalists…
All must strictly adhere to a strict health protocol.
All persons approaching the boxers must present a negative PCR test and the direction of movement in the room must be strictly observed.
The Olympic heavyweight champion in Rio in 2016 will play the 8th pro fight of his career against another Frenchman, Johann Duhaupas.
He will try for the occasion to continue his conquest towards the title of world heavyweight champion.