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Who won Yoka vs Takam?
Carlos Takam beat Tony Yoka by split decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 11th March 2023 at Zenith de Paris-La Villette in Paris XIX.
The scorecards were announced as 96-94, 94-96, 94-96 in favor of winner Carlos Takam.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Also, on the undercard Dan Azeez was victorious over Thomas Faure and Lauren Price beat Naomi Mannes.
Yoka vs Takam stats
Back in March 2023, Tony Yoka stepped into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Carlos Takam made his way to the ring with a record of 39 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, with 28 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yoka had a slight advantage in power over Takam, with a 82% knock out percentage over Takam's 72%.
Tony Yoka was the younger man by 11 years, at 31 years old.
Yoka had a height advantage of 5 inches over Takam. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Tony Yoka & Carlos Takam fought out of an orthodox stance.
Yoka was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 35 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 11 year and 5 months later than Takam, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 188 less professional rounds, 81 to Takam's 269.
Tony Yoka went into the fight ranked number 13 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Yoka vs Takam form
Yoka had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Martin Bakole Ilunga on 14th May 2022 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Accord Hotels Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had beat Petar Milas on 10th September 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Roland Garros, Paris.
Going into that contest, he had won against Joel Tambwe Djeko on 5th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 12th round at H Arena, Loire-Atlantique.
Before that, he had beat Christian Hammer on 27th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at H Arena, Loire-Atlantique.
He had defeated Johann Duhaupas on 25th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Paris, Paris.
Carlos Takam had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Arslanbek Makhmudov on 16th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Montreal Casino, Montreal, Canada.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Joe Joyce on 24th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at SSE Arena, Wembley, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jerry Forrest on 9th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Fabio Maldonado on 28th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Paramount Theatre, New York.
He had beat Craig Lewis on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Resort World Catskills Casino, New York.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tony Yoka had been fighting more than Carlos Takam.
Going to this contest, Tony Yoka had last fought 9 months and 25 days ago, while Carlos Takam's last outing had been 5 months and 23 days ago.
Yoka's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
Takam's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
What time did Yoka vs Takam start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at Zenith de Paris-La Villette, Paris XIX, 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.
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What were the odds on Yoka vs Takam?
Tony Yoka was a 1/7 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Carlos Takam made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Tony Yoka - Decision||50%|
|Carlos Takam - Decision||25%|
|Tony Yoka - KO||25%|
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