Septembers one 2 watch is Tony Yoka, This French heavyweight prospect has already had great success as an amatuer.
- Gold medal against future WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker in the super heavyweight division at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics
- Silver Medal at the 2010 Youth World Amateur Boxing Championships.
- Bronze Medal at the 2015 European Games
- Gold Medal at the 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships
- Gold Medal at the 2016 Olympic Games by beating the British boxer Joe Joyce in the super heavyweight division
Yoka turned professional in 2017, trained by Virgil Hunter, Yoka fought and beat Travis Clark in his debut fight at Le Palais des Sports in Paris, on June 2017. On October 2017, Yoka defeated Jonathan Rice via unanimous decision.
In July 2018, the French Anti-Doping Agency banned him for one year because of missing three drug tests between July 2016 and July 2017. His appeal against the ruling was rejected by the French Council of State in August 2018.
Last year, Yoka, 28, returned to the ring and defeated German heavyweight
Michael Wallisch (20-4, 13 KOs) by a third-round knockout on September 28 in Nantes, France.
Yoka is currently ranked #10 by the IBF, and he needs to get his career going if he’s to live up to the high expectations that fans had of him when first turned pro.
His record currently stands at 7-0 (6KO)