Yoka wins ugly in France

By Scott Shaffer

27/11/2020

Yoka wins ugly in France

Tony Yoka W10 Christian Hammer. ... French heavyweight hopeful Tony Yoka went a full ten rounds for the first time in his career in Nantes, France on Saturday, winning a clear but ugly decision over Germany's Christian Hammer. Yoka won nearly every round but didn't use his jab often enough and got tied up frequently and hit a bit too much by Hammer. Yoka had the advantage of a sympathetic referee who penalized Hammer for holding but let Yoka use his head as a weapon. A Yoka butt gave Hammer a bad cut over his right eye. This fight was a learning experience for Yoka, a former Olympic champion, who will have to do better if he wants to enter the heavyweight top ten. source: espn+