Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Yoka vs Rice?
Tony Yoka beat Jonathan Rice by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest on Saturday 14th October 2017 at Zénith de Paris in Paris.
The scorecards were announced as 59-56, 60-54, 58-56 in favor of winner Tony Yoka.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 6 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Yoka vs Rice stats
Tony Yoka stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 1 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jonathan Rice made his way to the ring with a record of 7 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 4 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yoka had a massive power advantage over Rice, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Rice's 57%.
Tony Yoka was the younger man by 5 years, at 30 years old.
Yoka had a height advantage of 2 inches over Rice. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Tony Yoka & Jonathan Rice fought out of an orthodox stance.
Yoka was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year and 3 months later than Rice, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 36 less professional rounds, 71 to Rice's 107.
Yoka vs Rice 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 defeated Petar Milas on 10th September 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Roland Garros, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had defeated Joel Tambwe Djeko on 5th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 12th round at H Arena, Loire-Atlantique.
Going into that contest, he had beat Christian Hammer on 27th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at H Arena, Loire-Atlantique.
Before that, he had won against Johann Duhaupas on 25th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Paris, Paris.
He had beat Michael Wallisch on 28th September 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at H Arena, Loire-Atlantique.
Rice 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 defeated Michael Polite Coffie on 1st January 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Michael Polite Coffie on 31st July 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Prudential Center, New Jersey.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Efe Ajagba on 19th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Before that, he had lost to Demsey McKean on 7th March 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at The Star, Gold Coast, Australia.
He had won against Christian Mariscal on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Big Punch Arena, Baja California, Mexico.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tony Yoka had been fighting more than Jonathan Rice.
Going to this contest, Tony Yoka had last fought 1 year, 4 months and 27 days ago, while Jonathan Rice's last outing had been 1 year, 1 month and 5 days ago.
Yoka's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
Rice's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
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