Tony Yoka vs Carlos Takam 2023: How to watch, Date, Time, Fight Preview and more

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This Saturday, Tony Yoka vs Carlos Takam will face each other at The Zenith in Paris.

Tony Yoka, winner of the gold title at the Olympic Games, will compete against Carlos Takam, a countryman from France, on March 11.

Yoka is looking to bounce back from the first setback of his professional career, which came at the hands of Martin Bakole in May 2022 and came by way of a majority decision.

The seasoned fighter Takam has recently suffered a pair of setbacks, the first of which was a knockout defeat at the hands of Joe Joyce in July 2021.

Who among the heavyweights will get back on the winning track? There is just one method to find out more about it. The following information pertains to the fight between Tony Yoka and Carlos Takam.

Date and time of Tony Yoka vs Carlos Takam 

  • Day: 11 March, Saturday.
  • Main Card: 1 p.m. (ET) | 6 p.m. (GMT)
  • Main event Ring walks (approx): 3:00 p.m. (ET) | 8:00 ap.m. (GMT)

At 8 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. ET, the main program will begin, with the main event ring walks happening at 11 p.m. GMT / 6 p.m. ET.

How to watch Tony Yoka vs Carlos Takam Live stream

Where is Tony Yoka vs Carlos Takam fight held?

The Zenith in Paris, which has a capacity of 6,293 people, will serve as the venue for the fight. This venue previously hosted Yoka’s second professional fight, which resulted in a victory via unanimous decision over Jonathan Rice in 2017.

Tony Yoka vs Carlos Takam Fight Preview

Tony Yoka experienced the first defeat of his professional career in May of last year when he was defeated by Martin Bakole.

The Olympic champion from 2016 has gotten off to a sluggish start in his professional career, but if he wants to fulfil his ambition of becoming a world champion, he will need to win his next fight against Carlos Takam.

This Saturday, March 11, at the Accor Arena in Paris, France, Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Tony Yoka will be taking on former world title challenger Carlos Takam in the main event of the evening. The fight will take place over ten rounds and will be broadcast live on ESPN+. The Yoka-Takam event will begin its streamed section at 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) or 11:45 a.m. Pacific Time (PT).

#9 IBF Yoka is coming off of a 10-round majority decision loss to Martin Bakole in May of last year in Paris. Yoka has a record of 11-1 and has nine knockouts. Yoka, who was 30 years old, was severely thrashed and knocked down twice, once in the first round and again in the fifth. If Yoka is defeated in this bout, he might as well call it quits because the other competitors in his category are much more skilled and will give him even more trouble if he continues to compete.

Although the judges’ scores were close, it appeared as though Yoka should have won no more than two rounds at most in that battle, as he was outmatched by the heavier and more rugged opponent, Bakole. Because Yoka was no match for Bakole, the fight should have been at least 12 rounds long. If it had been, it’s possible that Yoka would have been knocked out. It is clear that Yoka, who is 42 years old and has a record of 39-7-1 with 28 knockouts, has been brought in as a confidence booster for Takam, but this could be a blunder.

As we saw in Takam’s most recent battle, when he faced the undefeated contender Arslanbek Makhmudov, he is still quite powerful and poses a significant threat to his opponents.

To this point, Yoka is yet another example of a boxer who was successful at the amateur level but has been unable to replicate that level of success in the professional ranks. Yoka has, of course, made matters worse for himself by not engaging in combat on a regular basis in order to build momentum, and his adversaries have been, at best, unremarkable.

Yoka has faced the kinds of opponents that are typically assigned to competitors with little to no previous amateur experience and not Olympians who have a significant amount of experience competing in the amateur ranks. What this indicates is that Yoka’s management was probably aware of flaws in his game and may not have been comfortable putting him against better opposition because they knew he’d fall apart. What this suggests is that Yoka’s management was probably aware of flaws in his game.

Tony Yoka vs Carlos Takam Fight Card

  • The heavyweight bout between Tony Yoka vs Carlos Takam
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  • Lauren Price vs. Naomi Mannes — Middleweight
  • Macaulay McGowan vs. Farrhad Saad — Middleweight

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