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Tony Yoka goes ten circular distance for first time, wins unanimous resolution over Christian Hammer

Tony Yoka goes ten circular distance for first time, wins unanimous resolution over Christian Hammer

Tony Yoka (R) and Christian Hammer after their ten circular combat
by using Ryan Songalia

Tony Yoka become extended to the ten circular distance for the primary time Friday, November 27, however managed to get the stronger of Christian Hammer en route to a unanimous determination win at the H enviornment in Nantes, France.

All three judges scored it a shutout – 100-89 – for the 2016 Olympic tremendous heavyweight gold medalist Yoka (9-0, 7 knockouts), who hears the scorecards for the first time because he went six rounds with Jonathan Rice in his 2nd professional combat in 2017.

Hammer (25-eight, 15 KOs) has only been stopped two instances considering the fact that dropping his pro debut because of an injury, with Mariusz Wach and existing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury achieving that, while challenging punchers like Luis Ortiz and Alexander Povetkin also went the distance with Hammer.

The bout became frequently rough and physical, the manner the rugged Hammer had hoped it’d be. Hammer, who became just about 20 pounds heavier (258 three/4 kilos to 239¼ pounds), leaned on the 6-foot-7 Yoka to try to wear him down. after they stood at core ring, Yoka’s advanced method and speed allowed him to land cleanly, while the shorter Hammer chopped and pushed his punches out.

Hammer, a Romanian who resides in Hamburg, Germany, suffered a reduce above his right eye after an unintentional headbutt in circular two, and misplaced a point for hitting on the destroy in round six. Yoka of Paris all started to pick up the pace in circular 7, discovering the outlet around Hammer’s shelter with an overhand right which drove Hammer into the ropes, earlier than uncorking a correct uppercut.

Yoka, who is co-signed with appropriate Rank and French promoter Jerome Abiteboul, had not gone previous the third round in his outdated three bouts.

Yoka wasn’t the simplest Olympic gold medalist – or member of his family – to register a win on Friday. Estelle Mossely, the spouse of Yoka, held off a more difficult than anticipated problem from late alternative Emma Gongora (0-2) of Marseille, France to win an eight round unanimous decision.

All three judges scored the battle eighty-72 in want of Mossely (8-0, 1 KO), who become combating for the second time in two months, after giving delivery to their second child in may additionally. Mossely, 28, of Bagnolet, France gained the lightweight gold at each the 2016 Olympics and World Championships.

the card was broadcast live within the united states on ESPN+.