Cameroonian boxer Carlos Takam defeat French boxer Tony Yoka by split decision in a boxing heavyweight contest
42 year old Cameroonian boxer Carlos Takam defeated French boxer Tony Yoka via split decision.
Carlos Takam dominated Tony Yoka in most of the fight and was declared winner by split decision after 10 rounds.
The final scores were 96-94, 96-94 for Takam and 96-94 for Yoka. The scores might make you to think the fight was competitive but it wasn’t. Carlos Takam dominated the whole fight with Tony Yoka playing defensive throughout the whole fight.
Carlos Takam record is now 40 wins, 7 defeats, 1 draw, 28 KOs and even though he might not be in boxing, the win will serve as a moral booster for him showing that he still has it even at 42.
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This is the second consecutive defeat for former Olympic gold medalist Tony Yoka after loosing to Martin Bokele last year.
After the fight, Yoka looked like he was about to cry. Carlos Takam walked over and tried to console him but it wasn’t enough for the French man who looked extremely disappointed and was also booed by the crowd.
Born in Douala, Takam competed at the 2003 All-Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria, Takam captured the bronze medal in his weight division.
In 2004 he represented his native country, Cameroon, at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece but was beaten in the round of sixteen by Egypt’s Mohamed Aly. Takam qualified for the Athens Games by winning the gold medal at the 1st AIBA African 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Casablanca, Morocco. In the decisive final of the event he defeated Angolan fighter Georgio Cabta.
Takam was made a late replacement to fight Anthony Joshua on October at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, after Joshua’s original opponent Kubrat Pulev pulled out of their fight with a shoulder injury. Takam gave a brave performance and took Joshua 10 rounds before the referee stepped in and waved the fight off after Joshua landed a flurry of punches. This was Takam’s first shot at the Boxing heavyweight championship.
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