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Tony Yoka Takes Out Dimitrenko in Three, Cissokho Drills Paz

By Per Ake Persson

French heavyweight Tony Yoka (6-0) returned Saturday night after a year out n Antibes.  He was out due to a suspension for missing out on doping tests. 

And Yoka, a 2016 Olympic gold medal winner, had no problems stopping Alexander Dimitrenko (41-6). Reports indicate a poor performance from the 37-year old German-Ukrainian veteran who was stopped in the third.


In other action on the bill super welterweight Souleymane Cissokho (10-0) knocked out Argentinean Jose Carlos Paz (23-10-1) in the fourth and bantamweight Elie Konki (7-0) retained the national title with a points win over Sebastian Iacobas.

Super welterweight Cedric Vitu had to pull out during fight week was replaced by Ahmed El Mousaoui (30-3-1) who outscored tough Russian Alexander Sharonov (12-4-2).

Italian-Tunisian welterweight Mohammed Khalladi (13-8-1) pulled off what on paper was a big upset as he stopped Marcello Matano (21-4) in the eigth to win the vacant IBF Mediterranean title in Sequals Sunday (July 14) evening.

This was the headliner of Boxe Loreni´s annual Primo Carnera Memorial. The former heavyweight champion of the world was born in Sequals and lived there for most of his life.

In other action in Italy but this time In Ladispoli Saturday (July 13), evening Luca D´Ortenzi (10-1) captured the vacant national heavyweight title with a TKO win over Sergio Romano (10-13-3).

The catchweight contest between super middleweight Timo Laine and cruiserweight Marko Mononen set for August 10 in Savonlinna (Finland) is off after a death in Mononen´s family. Laine will now face an opponent to be announced.

The show is headlined by Edis Tatli vs Berman Sanchez and light heavy Dayron Lester (11-3) have been added to the bill.

Latvian LNK Boxing presents "LNK Fight Night 12" July 20 in Jurmala. Topping the bill is a fight between super welters Ismail Iliev (11-1-1) and Twaha Kiduko (14-4-1). In the co-feature cruiser Ralfs Vilcans (8-0) take on Italian veteran Maurizio Lovaglio (22-17).

The event also includes MMA fights.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Adamsc151 on 07-17-2019

[QUOTE=Eddy Current;19902259]Yeah he's turned into the world's largest punching bag. Hopefully he's at least getting paid well for these fights.[/QUOTE] There's a few once prized prospects that seem to be in the same boat; Price and Helenius being just a…

Comment by Scopedog on 07-16-2019

[QUOTE=BigZ44;19903394]:lol1: Exactly, these glancing blows are easily enough to get Dimitrenko to quit 2016 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Tony Yoka (6-0) blasts out Alexander Dimitrenko (41-6) in the second round today in France after being…

Comment by Mick Higgs on 07-16-2019

Yoka's gonna have to fight outside of France sometime, so why not now?

Comment by sicko on 07-16-2019

The most Upside as far as up and coming Heavyweights, still a lot of questions to be answered though. Haven't been tested, also have to question why the hell haven't came over to the States Yet. He is building a…

Comment by joe strong on 07-16-2019

Remember Dimitrenko fainted in the dressing room before the sosnowski fight...

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