Tony Yoka May be Packing a SERIOUSLY Fragile Mandible

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  1. Zakman

    Zakman ESB's Chinchecker Full Member

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    If he can't stand up to shots like this with HEADGEAR on, once he starts fighting live bodies, he may start taking canvas naps in the pros!
     
  2. Butch Coolidge

    Butch Coolidge Boxing Addict Full Member

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  3. Boxingfan200

    Boxingfan200 USYK #1 P4P Full Member

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    he was 19... still a kid then smh.
     
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  4. Gazanta87

    Gazanta87 New Member Full Member

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    Time for Fwank to make the offer to Yoka. The juggernaut will extract revenge.
     
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  5. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    Not many iron chins in hw boxing just now. Ruiz is certainly solid and maybe Hrgovic. Yoka is probably no worse than Joshua.
     
  6. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I was thinkn Mark Breland. Mad skills but too fragile for the pros.
     
  7. Northadox

    Northadox Active Member Full Member

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    Might end up being true.. But Savon is a savage in the amateurs, he's dropped a lot of ppl with headguards
     
  8. Contro

    Contro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Headgear is overrated, the only ones that really protect you from being concussed are the ones with a cage
     
  9. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yoka will become a world champion.
     
  10. fenoc1

    fenoc1 Active Member Full Member

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    He wasn't after failing two drug tests back then. Punches will ricochet off his head in the pro's
     
  11. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte the REAL Boogeyman booted Full Member

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    Nah they hurt a lot more, I've used Kudo masks which work pretty well but they fog up easily.
     
  12. Aydamn

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    Headgear increases/ better channels the concussive force of punches rather than using without
     
  13. Zakman

    Zakman ESB's Chinchecker Full Member

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    This is interesting, although I find it to be counter-intuitive, given the function of headgear is precisely to protect against being punched in the head. However, if what you say is true, then it would argue that Yoka would have BETTER punch resistance in the pros.

    This doesn't seem plausible to me - and in any event, he might still have a glass jaw, just perhaps not as super-fragile as this KO in the ams suggests. We will see once he starts facing live bodies.
     
  14. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Headgear is primarily used to prohibit facial cuts and for swelling in certain areas. It doesnt do jack **** in regards to helping a fighter absorb punishment upstairs. The gloves used in the amateurs, especially where the padding is, plays the biggest factor in amateur fighters being able to take bigger shots than in the pro game.
     
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  15. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte the REAL Boogeyman booted Full Member

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    If it were true? Why do you think the Olympics dropped head guards?

    This was their reasoning after decades of analsysis
     


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