For his eleventh fight since the start of his professional career, Tony Yoka will face Croatian Petar Milas on September 10 in a ring set up in the heart of Court Philippe-Chatrier, at Roland-Garros.
Tony Yoka will be back in the ring in a few weeks. While undefeated since the start of his professional career in June 2017, the Olympic super-heavyweight champion in Rio is preparing to play his eleventh fight, the first since last March. Remaining on a victory by retirement Joël Tambwe Djeko in the twelfth and last round and now holder of the European Union heavyweight champion’s belt, Tony Yoka will meet the Parisian public on September 10 after moving to the H Arena in Nantes for his last two fights, including a unanimous victory by the judges against the German Christian Hammer. As a foretaste of the boxing tournaments of the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024, Tony Yoka will put the gloves back on in a ring set up in the Court Philippe-Chatrier, at Roland Garros.
In a daily interview The Parisian, Tony Yoka ensures that the choice of this particular place fits with his aspirations. ” I always wanted to take boxing out of its usual framework, thus entrusted the French boxer. Roland-Garros is legendary and we are going to reach another audience. “The latter does not refrain from aiming bigger in the years to come:” The Stade de France! It would be wonderful, a fight for a world belt in this stadium, it would be beautiful. ” Before that, the way to a world championship will pass through a duel against the Croatian boxer Petar Milas. Professional since December 2015, the native of Split will put an end to a long inactivity of almost two years. Indeed, undefeated in fifteen fights including eleven successes by knockout, Petar Milas has not walked a ring since October 26, 2019 and a victory by unanimous decision of the three judges against the South African Johnny Muller in a fight organized in Tiergarten. Used to boxing in Germany since 2017, the Croatian will perform in front of the French public for the first time in his career.