Tony Yoka v Martin Bakole - Sat 14 May in Paris

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Jurgen, May 11, 2022.

  1. moog

    moog Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    It really wouldn't. Bakole would batter him silly. Chisora would never fight him (would for PPV loot, but fight isn't that).
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  2. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 22, 2012
    Bakole has some glaring weaknesses (and I'm a fan), but he was massively shot down after the Hunter loss, in which he put in a good performance and was close to having Hunter out of there if he had just landed clean once or twice.

    Another I feel in a similar boat is Dubois. Got a lot of stick on here after the Joyce fight, even though it was very competitive until the stoppage.
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  3. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Bakole is a plodder but he puts together punches nicely. Seems to have a bit of spite in him. I had him losing to Kuzmin.

    Yoka is (or was, at least) ridiculously overrated. If they couldn't see it before, people surely can't see him as a world title challenging prospect after that. There is a reason he has that horrible, stiff, gloves over his face guard. He is awful to watch.
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  4. joe91

    joe91 Member Full Member

    Sep 18, 2018
    Just watched the fight there on you tube missed it last night.
    Bakole looked good, used his jab well and some good body punches and uppercuts.
    If Billy can get him to keep his right hand up more he will be a problem for anybody.
    Scorecards were a joke , happening all the time now and nothing seems to be getting done about it.
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  5. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    The thing is in this fight he didn't need to, Yoka's punches weren't hurting him in the slightest, he was just walking straight through them. I'm sure when he fights someone who can punch they will fix that.
  6. kevinreid001

    kevinreid001 Punchdrunk101 Full Member

    Nov 1, 2012
    Just watched the fight without knowing the result. They score cards were ruthless. Scary how corrupt can be at times. Guys livelihoods at stake.

    Yoka pretty much up **** creek now.

    Would like see bakole maybe drop 15 to 20 pounds bit more mobile
  7. EJC83

    EJC83 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    That's the end of Yoka, he'll spend three years fighting five or six nobody's or complete has beens and try and worm his way into contention for a belt but it won't happen. I can't believe he got prospect of the year not so long ago with the WBC
  8. Coybig

    Coybig Member Full Member

    Feb 22, 2020
    Bakole is slightly better than average for me, a plodder for sure, he looks too heavy and as slow as Joyce. He does look like he could be brought on though, there might be something there, he just doesn't show it anywhere near enough.
  9. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 26, 2014
    He didn't gas as badly this fight but there was a noticeable slow down. I think he could of got Yoka out of there if anything he needs to be a little more spiteful. No mercy.
  10. micker1

    micker1 Member Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    If you remember correctly, yoka nearly avoided this fight and got a final eliminator. It was only because the contracts had been signed that yoka had to go through with it.

    It ended up being hrgovic v the Chinese heavyweight for an eliminator. Hrgovic pulled out. If yoka had got out of this he would have been in an eliminator v the Chinese heavyweight.

    I fully expected yoka to win last night but I'm happy bakole never got robbed out of the fight and the decision. He should be trying to get back in with hunter next and see if he can get revenge.
  11. moog

    moog Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Dave Allen said Yoka hit harder than anyone he had shared a ring with. Did not look like a monster puncher last night (shows the difference when a fighter is clean.
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  12. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    I think the people who rate Yoka highly have genuinely not seen him box for more than a couple of minutes. It's baffling how overrated he is.
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  13. Max Thunder

    Max Thunder Useless Dosser Full Member

    Apr 25, 2017
    Sugar Dave Allen was schooling him at times.
  14. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    French AJ. Anthony Yokua.
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  15. bladesman

    bladesman Active Member Full Member

    May 31, 2015
    It's a shame really only the UK/Ireland and then lesser degree Spain and Italy in have any sort of boxing scene to speak of in western Europe. Imagine if France and Germany were as lively as ours is.