H Arena, Loire-Atlantique, France
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Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Yoka vs Djeko?
Tony Yoka will take on Joel Tambwe Djeko on Friday 5th March 2021 at H Arena in Loire-Atlantique.
The fight will be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there is no weight limit.
Yoka vs Djeko stats
Tony Yoka steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 9 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joel Tambwe Djeko will make his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Yoka has a massive power advantage over Djeko, boosting at 78% knock out percentage over Djeko's 47%.
Tony Yoka is the younger man by 3 years, at 28 years old.
Both Tony Yoka & Joel Tambwe Djeko fight out of an orthodox stance.
Yoka is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 5 year and 10 months later than Djeko, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 46 less professional rounds, 42 to Djeko's 88.
Tony Yoka goes into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBC and 8 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Yoka vs Djeko form
Yoka remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Christian Hammer on 27th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at H Arena, Loire-Atlantique, France.
Previous to that, he had beat Johann Duhaupas on 25th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Paris, Paris.
Going into that contest, he had won against Michael Wallisch on 28th September 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at H Arena, Loire-Atlantique.
Before that, he had beat Alexander Dimitrenko on 13th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Azur Arena, Alpes-Maritimes.
He had defeated David Allen on 23rd June 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Dome de Paris-Palais des Sports, Paris.
Yoka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
What time does Yoka vs Djeko start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at H Arena, Loire-Atlantique, France, which is 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Yoka vs Djeko?
Joel Tambwe Djeko is currently (+100) to win the clash outright, while you can get (+100) on Tony Yoka if you fancy the incredible upset.