Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Yoka vs Takam?
Tony Yoka could face the challenge of Carlos Takam in Saturday 16th July 2022 in Paris.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Yoka vs Takam stats
Tony Yoka would step 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 would make his way to the ring with a record of 39 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 28 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Yoka would have a slight advantage in power over Takam, with a 82% knock out percentage over Takam's 72%.
Tony Yoka is the younger man by 11 years, at 30 years old.
Yoka has a height advantage of 5 inches over Takam. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Tony Yoka & Carlos Takam fight out of an orthodox stance.
Yoka is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 34 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 11 year and 5 months later than Takam, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He has fought 184 less professional rounds, 61 to Takam's 245.
Tony Yoka goes into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBA, 9 by the WBC and 5 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Yoka vs Takam form
Yoka has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he 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 has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Joe Joyce on 24th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at SSE Arena, Wembley, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Fabio Maldonado on 28th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Paramount Theatre, New York.
Before that, he had beat Craig Lewis on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Resort World Catskills Casino, New York.
Hehad been beaten by Dereck Chisora on 28th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
In terms of recent activity, Tony Yoka has been fighting more than Carlos Takam.
Tony Yoka last fought 10 days ago, while Carlos Takam's last outing was 10 months ago.
Yoka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.
Takam's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Yoka vs Takam?
Carlos Takam is currently (+100) to win the clash outright, while you can get (+100) on Tony Yoka if you fancy the incredible upset.