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Boxing: winning return for Estelle Yoka-Mossely


The French boxer made a winning return to the rings, more than four months after giving birth to her 2nd child, by beating

For the last time before… a while ago, a sport event hosted 5,000 people in Ile-de-France this Friday.

This is not much on the scale of the Paris-La Défense Arena in Nanterre capable of receiving six times more.

But it's huge given the context: within a few hours, the gauge would, in fact, have dropped to 1000 spectators.

5000 people is especially a lot for a boxing night.

She hailed Tony Yoka's return to the ring after a year of absence.

A return made under the eyes of Presnel Kimpembe, Maître Gims and a few personalities still attracted by the aura of the Olympic heavyweight gold medalist in Rio.

While waiting for his fight against Johann Duhaupas at the end of the evening, Madame opened the ball in the gigantic room.

More than four months after giving birth to her 2nd child, Magomed in early May, Estelle Yoka-Mossely also put on the gloves.

"I tell myself that I did well to return to a ring"

And for the first time since Rio four years ago, the first and only French Olympic boxing champion did it at the same time as her husband: “It reminds us of what we did in 2016 at the Games but in a another universe, that of the pros, ”said before the fight the one who has held the IBO lightweight world belt for 18 months.

A belt that she did not put in play against Aurélie Froment, a specialist in boxing feet and fists.

She will do it later, perhaps before the end of the year, when she has recovered all her feelings.

They have already been severely tested against an opponent that Ms. Yoka's prestige did not impress for a second.

The two girls did not spare their blows during the 8 rounds of the fight before Yoka-Mossely won on points.

“I tell myself that I did well to get back into the ring, I'm happy, smiles the one who remains undefeated after her 7th pro fight.

I'm not on top yet, I haven't regained my pre-pregnancy shape but I won and I'm not going to complain.

I now have only one desire: to return to training to follow up and fight again in November.


Source: leparis

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