Very confident before his fight against Martin Bakole, Tony Yoka ensures that he is getting closer to his first world championship.
It’s a big night for Tony Yoka. The Frenchman is playing the 12th fight of his professional career this Saturday. He will face him a famous opponent, the Congolese Martin Bakole (17 wins, 1 loss). A fight that can comfort him without his ambitions.
“This fight is a turning point, I know that. Tomorrow, I can be offered to face Oleksandr Usyk the world champion. If so, I take up the challenge because I like challenges, I do a risky job and I take everything. I’m not afraid of anyone”assures the Olympic champion of Rio in the columns of Parisian.
“I am above my ranking”
Bakole is 13th in the BoxRec ranking, an unofficial ranking that serves as a reference in boxing. Yoka, he appears in 15th place. But he does not trust this hierarchy.
“I agree to face everyone, because I am above my real ranking and I am cut to be world heavyweight champion. Simply, I no longer set a date to get there with all that has happened.he announces.
Yoka referred to all the adventures that marked his pro career, which delayed him in his action plan: his suspension for lack of location, the Covid, the canceled fights, like this world semi-final against Filip Hrgovic which could not be put in place. This explains why Yoka has only 11 professional fights, and has not fought since his convincing victory against Croatian Petar Milas last September. Facing Bakole, he will play very big.
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