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Poll: 63% of boxing fans believe Tony Yoka is "overrated"

2023-12-09T08:08:36.197Z

Highlights: Poll: 63% of boxing fans believe Tony Yoka is "overrated" and 47% that he is pretentious. But 73% of French people believe he will win his fight against Ryad Merhy on Saturday. 75% of fans believe he has the potential to become a world champion. The poll was conducted by Odoxa for Winamax and RTL. The results were published in the French newspaper Le Monde on Thursday. The full poll will be published in full on Friday.


In a poll conducted by Odoxa for Winamax and RTL, the French continue to believe in Tony Yoka who is making his return to the ring this year.


After his two defeats against Martin Bakolé in May 2022 and Carlos Takam in March 2023, Tony Yoka makes his return to the ring this Saturday against the Belgian Ryad Merhy at Roland-Garros. The 31-year-old Rio Olympic champion is playing big and will have to revive his career against the former WBA light heavyweight world champion (31 wins in 33 fights).

According to a poll conducted by Odoxa for Winamax and RTL, the heavyweight still seems to enjoy a good popularity rating: 72% of French people and 73% of boxing fans indicate that they have a good opinion of the boxer and more than 7 out of 10 of them consider him sympathetic. The public overwhelmingly considers Yoka to be powerful (French: 74%, boxing enthusiasts: 69%) and technical (71% and 74%). And they don't question his personal investment: 77% of French people and 76% of boxing fans believe that he is hard-working.

Despite this, his image has been tarnished: 63% of boxing fans consider him to be overrated and 47% that he is pretentious.

But boxing fans remain confident for the rest of his career. 73% of boxing fans see him winning his fight against Ryad Merhy. And 75% of boxing fans even believe that Tony Yoka has the potential to one day become a world boxing champion.

Source: leparis

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