Azur Arena, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Yoka vs Dimitrenko?
Tony Yoka beat Alexander Dimitrenko by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 13th July 2019 at Azur Arena in Alpes-Maritimes.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Yoka vs Dimitrenko stats
Back in July 2019, Tony Yoka stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 5 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alexander Dimitrenko made his way to the ring with a record of 41 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 26 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yoka had advantage in power over Dimitrenko, with a 80% knock out percentage over Dimitrenko's 63%.
Tony Yoka was the younger man by 10 years, at 27 years old.
Dimitrenko had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Tony Yoka & Alexander Dimitrenko fought out of an orthodox stance.
Yoka was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 41 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 15 year and 5 months later than Dimitrenko, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 81 more professional rounds, 81 to Dimitrenko's 0.
Yoka vs Dimitrenko form
Yoka had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Dave Allen on 23rd June 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Dome de Paris-Palais des Sports, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had won against Cyril Leonet on 7th April 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Dome de Paris-Palais des Sports, Paris.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ali Baghouz on 16th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at La Seine Musicale, Hauts-de-Seine.
Before that, he had defeated Jonathan Rice on 14th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Zénith de Paris, Paris.
He had won against Travis Clark on 2nd June 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Palais des Sports Porte de Versailles, Paris.
Dimitrenko had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Andy Ruiz Jr on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Bryant Jennings on 18th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Ocean Resort Casino, New Jersey.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Adrian Granat on 18th March 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Baltiska Hallen, Malmo, Sweden.
Before that, he had lost to Joseph Parker on 1st October 2016 by knockout in the 3rd round at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand.
He had beat Drazan Janjanin on 16th January 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Bavaria Filmgelaende, Munich, Germany.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tony Yoka had been fighting more than Alexander Dimitrenko.
Going to this contest, Tony Yoka had last fought 1 year and 20 days ago, while Alexander Dimitrenko's last outing had been 2 months and 23 days ago.
Yoka's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
Dimitrenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
What time did Yoka vs Dimitrenko start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Azur Arena, Alpes-Maritimes, France, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Yoka vs Dimitrenko?
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