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Joe Joyce vs Tony Yoka preview
When is Joyce vs Yoka?
Joe Joyce could face the challenge of Tony Yoka in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Joyce vs Yoka stats
Joe Joyce would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Tony Yoka would make his way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Joyce would have advantage in power over Yoka, with a 93% knock out percentage over Yoka's 82%.
Joe Joyce is the older man by 7 years, at 37 years old.
Yoka has a height advantage of 1 inch over Joyce. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Joe Joyce & Tony Yoka fight out of an orthodox stance.
Joyce's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Yoka's, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 4 months later than Yoka, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 7 less professional rounds, 74 to Yoka's 81.
Joe Joyce goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the RING at heavyweight.
Tony Yoka is currently ranked number 13 by the IBF in the 201lb division.
Joyce vs Yoka form
Joyce remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Joseph Parker on 24th September 2022 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Christian Hammer on 2nd July 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Wembley Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Carlos Takam on 24th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at SSE Arena, Wembley, London.
Before that, he had beat Daniel Dubois on 28th November 2020 by knockout in the 10th round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight championship fight at Church House, London.
He had defeated Michael Wallisch on 25th July 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at BT Sport Studio, London.
Yoka has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Carlos Takam on 11th March 2023 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Zenith de Paris-La Villette, Paris XIX, France.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Martin Bakole Ilunga on 14th May 2022 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Accord Hotels Arena, Paris.
Going into that contest, he had won against Petar Milas on 10th September 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Roland Garros, Paris.
Before that, he had defeated Joel Tambwe Djeko on 5th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 12th round at H Arena, Loire-Atlantique.
He had beat Christian Hammer on 27th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at H Arena, Loire-Atlantique.
In terms of recent activity, Tony Yoka has been fighting more than Joe Joyce.
Joe Joyce last fought 6 months and 6 days ago, while Tony Yoka's last outing was 19 days ago.
Joyce's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Yoka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
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