Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Yoka vs Djeko?
Tony Yoka beat Joel Tambwe Djeko by technical knockout in the 12th round on Friday 5th March 2021 at H Arena in Loire-Atlantique.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Yoka vs Djeko stats
Back in March 2021, Tony Yoka stepped 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 made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yoka had a massive power advantage over Djeko, boosting at 78% knock out percentage over Djeko's 47%.
Tony Yoka was the younger man by 3 years, at 29 years old.
Both Tony Yoka & Joel Tambwe Djeko fought out of an orthodox stance.
Yoka was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 5 year and 10 months later than Djeko, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 32 less professional rounds, 81 to Djeko's 113.
Tony Yoka went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBC and 8 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Yoka vs Djeko 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 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 Dave 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 had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
What time did Yoka vs Djeko start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:50 PM UTC at H Arena, Loire-Atlantique, France, which was 4:50 PM EST or 1:50 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:50 PM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Yoka vs Djeko?
What were the odds on Yoka vs Djeko?
Tony Yoka was a 1/50 (-5000) favourite going into the contest, while Joel Tambwe Djeko made his way into the ring at 12/1 (+1200) with oddsmakers.