Tony Yoka: Packing Glass?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Zakman, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    Dont worry he'll take out the trash this spring. Usyk will then set his sights on undefeated 6'9 Fury
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  2. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    I don't hate him at all but it comes from the fact that virtually no one thinks he earned the medal. Joshua went through the same thing.

    I was down on him when he had his little PEDs problem, and the mysterious now-its-recognized-now-its-not fight with Duhaupas, but if he gets in there with Hrgovic, he is a real man, and I wish him well.
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  3. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Credit to Yoka for taking the fight with Hrgovic. It should be an interesting one.
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  4. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    A very interesting bout indeed. I cant wait to see the true power of a motivated Hrgovic
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  5. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    Yep this. The robberies in Rio left people with poor opinion of Yoka and then the PED scandal only reinforced the idea he was a cheater.

    But also he's simply another unproven heavyweight right now, he's bound to be treated with a lot of skepticism. Joyce for example was, too old, too slow, too boring, too easy to hit, too unmarketable etc. Then he beat Dubois and everything changed. Yoka has a lot to prove and until he does he'll obviously attract some criticism like most even without the robberies and the PED's.

    But agreeing to the Hrgovic fight is the first step to perhaps redemption. If he beats Hrgovic then I think people will start taking him more seriously. I'm a big critic of his style and flaws but would be very impressed if he can beat Hrgovic.
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  6. red corner

    red corner Active Member banned Full Member

    Oct 9, 2021
    The training wheels are off! Hrgovic moves on to the title an aging Usyk. Personally I hope he posts Fury too. A new era is dawning.
  7. Veerbone

    Veerbone New Member Full Member

    Oct 15, 2021
    Ehhh, he's still boring, too slow and too easy to hit.
  8. Zakman

    Zakman ESB's Chinchecker Full Member

    Apr 16, 2005
    Looks like Yoka isn't taking this fight after all. No matter, as soon as he fights a live body, it's TIMBERRRRRRRRR!
  9. Zakman

    Zakman ESB's Chinchecker Full Member

    Apr 16, 2005
    Well, this debate should be settled. Let the deniers try to dispute Yoka's abysmally fragile mandible now!!
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  10. ShadesOfAli

    ShadesOfAli Active Member Full Member

    Sep 3, 2019
    This is what happens when a Congolese diamond meets French Camembert.
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  11. miniq

    miniq You Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    It was funny hearing the commentator who clearly has no clue say Yoka needs a stoppage like it was possible. I'm pretty sure Bakole is unstoppable. AJ won't sleep tonight.
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  12. chacal

    chacal F*** the new normal Full Member

    Jun 21, 2015
  13. Zakman

    Zakman ESB's Chinchecker Full Member

    Apr 16, 2005
    I hope it is clear now why I said, a year and a half ago, that this over-hyped fraud was packing glass!!

    CHINS MATTER in boxing - without solid punch resistance, you aren't likely to go far in this sport.

    Careful analysis of these fragile mandibles is needed by discerning boxing fans, so we can identify these KOs waiting to happen as early as possible!
  14. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne's life coach. Full Member

    Aug 18, 2019
    You were a modern day Nostradamus. God speed to you kind sir.
  15. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Dot, dot, dot... Full Member

    Nov 9, 2015

    Same 'I've injured my ankle' body language when he went down here, just like last night. Not only a fragile chin but a fragile temperament too... :lol:
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