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Tony Yoka Blasts Out Ali Baghouz in Two Rounds

With Wladimir Klitschko (1996) and Audley Harrison (2000) having hit the end of the road recently, there are three super heavyweight Olympic gold medalists competing in the pro ranks right now.

Anthony Joshua (2012) is one of the two best heavyweights in the division, Alexander Povetkin (2004) is still near the top.

But what about Frenchman Tony Yoka, who captured gold last year in Rio. So far he is doing well in his pro career.

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Tonight, Yoka (now 3-0, 2 KOs) stopped overmatched Belgian Ali "Sultan" Baghouz (10-2-1, 6 KOs) in two rounds.

There were some early, almost negligible signs of struggling, however. Baghouz was coming of his first career loss - a kayo to Ilunga Makabu's young brother, which happened less than a month ago.

And don't forget that Yoka was forced to go distance against someone named Johnathon Rice (7-2-1) in his penultimate fight, and it wasn't as one-sided as many had felt it would have been

Also on the card, WBC #7 bantamweight and former amateur stalwart Nordine Ouabali (13-0, 10 KOs) continued his impressive roll with the seventh-round kayo of Filipino veteran Mark Anthony Geraldo (34-8-3, 15 KOs) to retain his WBC Silver belt for the first time. Ouabali, 31, is a two-time Olympian for France with a close win over Rau'Shee Warren in the London Olympics.

IN OTHER NEWS:  Tickets for the World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Semi-Final fight for the IBF and WBA titles between Russian Murat Gassiev and Cuban Yunier Dorticos are on sale now.

The fight will take place on on February, 3rd in Sochi, Russia at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.

Ticket prices start at 1,000 RUB and go up to 90,000 RUB and can be purchased at: sochi.ponominalu.ru/event/gassiev-dortikos. VIP Tickets will go on sale soon. 

Organised by Comosa AG, the World Boxing Super Series will kick off in September 2017, featuring the Cruiserweight and Super Middleweight divisions. In each weight class, eight elite boxers will battle it out in a bracket-style elimination tournament, with four quarter-finals (fall 2017), two semi-finals (early 2018) and one final (May 2018). 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Andre_parker1 on 01-10-2018

still young but to be honest I don't see anything really special in tony yoka

Comment by sammybee on 12-16-2017

Yoka is a future potential opponent for Dubois

Comment by Karoriori on 12-16-2017

[QUOTE=Boxnation fan;18339921][/QUOTE] That's some great advice from Beet!

Comment by Boxnation fan on 12-16-2017

[QUOTE=Karoriori;18339913]I guess we will see how his career unfolds i know it's early but not convinced by Yoka. Compared to the likes of Hrgovic and Dubois he's not even close[/QUOTE]

Comment by Karoriori on 12-16-2017

I guess we will see how his career unfolds i know it's early but not convinced by Yoka. Compared to the likes of Hrgovic and Dubois he's not even close

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