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When is Yoka vs Merhy?
Tony Yoka could fight Ryad Merhy in Summer 2024 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Yoka vs Merhy stats
Tony Yoka would step into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ryad Merhy would make his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 26 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Merhy would have a slight advantage in power over Yoka, with a 84% knock out percentage over Yoka's 82%.
Tony Yoka is the same age as Ryad Merhy, at 31 years old.
Yoka has a height advantage of 8 inches over Merhy.
Both Tony Yoka & Ryad Merhy fight out of an orthodox stance.
Yoka is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year and 11 months later than Merhy, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 86 less professional rounds, 81 to Merhy's 167.
Yoka vs Merhy form
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 defeated Petar Milas on 10th September 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Roland Garros, Paris.
Before that, he had beat Joel Tambwe Djeko on 5th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 12th round at H Arena, Loire-Atlantique.
He had won against Christian Hammer on 27th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at H Arena, Loire-Atlantique.
Ryad Merhy has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Kevin Lerena on 13th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa.
Previous to that, he had beat Zhaoxin Zhang on 17th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Cruiserweight championship fight at Bruxelles-Capitale, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Imre Szello on 19th October 2019 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Interim World Cruiserweight championship fight at Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut.
Before that, he had won against Cesar David Crenz on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut.
He had defeated Samuel Clarkson on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut.
In terms of recent activity, Tony Yoka has been fighting more than Ryad Merhy.
Tony Yoka last fought 1 year, 2 months and 26 days ago, while Ryad Merhy's last outing was 1 year and 24 days ago.
Yoka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
Merhy's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Yoka vs Merhy?
Tony Yoka is currently 1/2 (-200) to win the fight outright, while you can get 13/8 (+160) on Ryad Merhy if you fancy the small upset.
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