Olympic gold medalist Tony Yoka is back on home soil to face fellow Frenchman Carlos Takam on March 11.

 French heavyweight Tony Yoka (11-1) meets veteran Carlos Takam (39-7-1) on March 11 in Paris, France, reports L'Équipe. It will be Yoka's first fight since losing to Martin Bakole in May of last year - a loss that derailed his career. 

The 42-year old Takam comes in off back to back losses against Joe Joye and Aslambek Makhmudov but is still well regarded. 

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When is Tony Yoka vs Carlos Takam?

 Date: Saturday, March 11
Start time: 1 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. GMT | 5 a.m. AEDT*
Main event: 3 p.m. ET | 8 p.m. GMT | 7 a.m. AEDT* (approx.)
Yoka vs. Takam takes place on March 11. The main card is set to begin around 3 p.m. ET | 8 p.m. GMT | 7 a.m. AEDT. Yoka and Takam are set to make their way to the ring around 5 p.m. ET | 10 p.m. GMT | 9 a.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last.

Tony Yoka vs Carlos Takam Stats 

Tony Yoka enters the ring with a record of 11 victories, 1 defeat, and 0 draws, with 9 of those victories coming via knockout. Carlos Takam will enter the ring with a record of 39 victories, 7 defeats, and 1 draw—28 of those victories coming by means of knockout. With an 82% knockout percentage compared to Takam's 72%, the statistics indicate Yoka has a minor power advantage over Takam. Tony Yoka, who is 30 years old, is 12 years younger than the other man. Takam is 5 inches shorter than Yoka in height. Moreover, there is a 2-inch reach advantage. Tony Yoka and Carlos Takam both engage in traditional fighting positions. Yoka is the professional with less qualifications.

 YOKA VS TAKAM odds: what are they?

 Tony Yoka is currently 1/7 (-710) to win the clash outright, while you can get 9/2 (+450) on Carlos Takam if you fancy the big upset.


Tony Yoka is undoubtedly one of the most exciting heavyweight boxers in the world today. Despite the setback against Bakole, he remains a talented and promising fighter who has the potential to become a world champion. His upcoming fight against Carlos Takam will be a crucial one for him, as he looks to get his career back on track and prove that he is still a force to be reckoned with in the heavyweight division.

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