Huge disappointment for Tony Yoka, Saturday night at the Accor Arena in Paris.
After 11 professional victories, including 9 by knockout, the French boxer lost for the first time to the Congolese Martin Bakole.
Dominant thanks to his devastating power and his great ability to take the fight, the latter logically won on points by split decision.
Picked from the start, Yoka went to the mat in the first round before being counted a second time after stumbling in the 5th round.
Olympic champion in Rio in 2016, the 30-year-old Parisian experienced a first major failure in his quest for a world crown.