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Tony Yoka vs. Carlos Takam: Date, venue, titles, tickets and pro records for boxing showdown

Olympic gold medalist Tony Yoka is back on home soil to face fellow Frenchman Carlos Takam on March 11.

Yoka is aiming to recover from the first defeat of his career when he suffered a majority decision loss to Martin Bakole in May 2022.

Veteran Takam is coming off two consecutive defeats, the first of which was a knockout loss to Joe Joyce in July 2021.

Which heavyweight will return to winning ways? There’s only one way to find out. Here’s what you need to know about Tony Yoka vs. Carlos Takam.

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When is Tony Yoka vs. Carlos Takam?

  • Date: Saturday, March 11
  • Start time: 1 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. GMT | 5 a.m. AEDT*
  • Main event: 3 p.m. ET | 8 p.m. GMT | 7 a.m. AEDT* (approx.)

Yoka vs. Takam takes place on March 11. The main card is set to begin around 3 p.m. ET | 8 p.m. GMT | 7 a.m. AEDT. Yoka and Takam are set to make their way to the ring around 5 p.m. ET | 10 p.m. GMT | 9 a.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last.

* Fight starts on Sunday, March 12 in Australia.

How to watch Tony Yoka vs. Carlos Takam

The fight will be shown on Sky Sports in the UK and on ESPN+ in the US.

Where is the Tony Yoka vs. Carlos Takam fight taking place?

The fight will take place at The Zenith in Paris, which has a capacity of 6,293 and was the setting for Yoka’s second professional bout; a unanimous decision win over Jonathan Rice in 2017.

How to buy tickets for Yoka vs Takam

Tickets cost between 59 euros (£52/ $63) and 599 euros (£529/ $637), with all ticket prices available on March 5.

Yoka vs Takam undercard

  • Tony Yoka vs. Carlos Takam – Heavyweight
  • Dan Azeez vs Thomas Faure – EBU European light-heavyweight title
  • Lauren Price vs Naomi Mannes – Middleweight
  • Macaulay McGowan vs Farrhad Saad – Middleweight

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Tony Yoka record, titles won

  • Nationality: French 
  • Born: April 28, 1992
  • Height: 6′ 7″ (204cm)
  • Weight: Heavyweight
  • Reach: 82 inches (208cm)
  • Total fights: 12
  • Record: 11-1 with nine wins via knockout
  • Titles: Won vacant EBU European heavyweight title in March 2021

Carlos Takam record, titles won

  • Nationality: French-Cameroonian
  • Born: December 6, 1980 
  • Height: 6′ 6″ (202cm)
  • Weight: Heavyweight
  • Reach: 80.5 inches (204cm)
  • Total fights: 47
  • Record: 39-7-1 with 28 wins via knockout

Yoka vs Takam odds

Yoka, who was a gold medalist at super-heavyweight at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, is a huge 1/6 favourite to beat his 42-year-old opponent, according to William Hill.

They make Takam, who represented Cameroon at the 2004 games and lost to Arslanbek Makhmudov in Canada in his most recent fight in September 2022, a 7/2 shot.

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