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Boxing: no fight between Takam and Yoka in Bercy?


The highly anticipated fight between the two French heavyweights is not expected to take place on January 15 in Paris.

Expected to face Tony Yoka (20th world) on January 15 in Bercy, Carlos Takam (40 years old, 22nd world) should withdraw in the coming days.

According to


, the French heavyweight (39 wins, 6 losses, 1 draw), affected on the left wrist, would not be able to appear 100% against his compatriot.

Faced with the urgency of the situation, the Yoka clan would have reached an agreement with the Congolese Martin Bakole, 18th in the world and ready to put on the gloves in Paris in six weeks.

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A fight that makes the crowds less salivate

With this fight against Carlos Takam, an experienced heavyweight boxer, Tony Yoka hoped to make an impact and take a real step forward in his quest to one day contest the world title.

If the Congolese is ahead of him in the standings, the latter suffers from a lack of visibility and exposure on the international boxing scene.

Sparring partner of Anthony Joshua, former unified heavyweight champion, Martin Bakole was tipped to face Yoka a few weeks ago before Carlos Takam won the day.

Despite everything, to be offered a more attractive appointment in 2022, Tony Yoka (11 fights, 11 wins) will have to pass this obstacle again.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-12-08

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