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Last summer we saw the Olympics held in Rio as many hopefuls crossed the seas with ambitions and dreams of being the flag bearer for their country in their respective sport. The Super-Heavyweight final saw 24-year-old Frenchman Tony Yoka defeat British fighter Joe Joyce in a controversial split decision.
The 6ft5 Olympic champion has now turned professional and will be fighting in the U.S for American promoter Richard Schaefer of Ringstar Promotions. Schaefer has recently announced a lucrative new deal as he has teamed up with David Haye’s Hayemaker promotions to form Hayemaker-Ringstar.
Hayemaker-Ringstar have announced they will be bringing boxing to a new UK broadcaster which they are yet to announce so it could be possible the man dubbed as ‘The Next Anthony Joshua’could wind up on our screens very soon.
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His victory in the Olympics was certainly controversial with most people having Joe Joyce as the clear winner, this was part of a long list of fights that were subject to controversies, with all Olympic boxing judges being suspended after the games had finished.
Yoka is however still only aged 24 so age is definitely on his side and with an amateur pedigree as credible as his, he’s certainly an exciting prospect to keep your eye on.He has announced he will be training with Virgil Hunter, the trainer of unified Light Heavyweight champion Andre Ward.