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Tony Yoka vs Christian Hammer report
Who won Yoka vs Hammer?
Tony Yoka beat Christian Hammer by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Friday 27th November 2020 at H Arena in Loire-Atlantique.
The scorecards were announced as 100-89, 100-89, 100-89 in favor of winner Tony Yoka.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Yoka vs Hammer stats
Tony Yoka stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 8 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Christian Hammer made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yoka had a large advantage in power over Hammer, boosting at 88% knock out percentage over Hammer's 60%.
Tony Yoka was the younger man by 5 years, at 30 years old.
Yoka had a height advantage of 5 inches over Hammer. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Tony Yoka & Christian Hammer fought out of an orthodox stance.
Yoka was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 23 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 8 year and 7 months later than Hammer, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 130 less professional rounds, 81 to Hammer's 211.
Yoka vs Hammer form
Yoka had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before 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 David Allen on 23rd June 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Dome de Paris-Palais des Sports, Paris.
Hammer had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Luis Ortiz on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Alexander Povetkin on 15th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had won against David Price on 4th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Olympia, Kensington, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had defeated David Price on 4th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Olympia, London.
He had beat Erkan Teper on 15th October 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Germany, Hamburg.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tony Yoka had been fighting more than Christian Hammer.
Going to this contest, Tony Yoka had last fought 2 years, 4 months and 4 days ago, while Christian Hammer's last outing had been 4 years and 29 days ago.
Yoka's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
Hammer's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 5 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
What time did Yoka vs Hammer start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at H Arena, Loire-Atlantique, France, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Yoka vs Hammer?
The ESPN+ show is expected to begin at 2:55 PM EST / 11:55 AM PST. The Premier Sports broadcast of the card is expected to start at 8:00 PM (BTS).
What were the odds on Yoka vs Hammer?
Tony Yoka was a 3/50 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Christian Hammer made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.
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