Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-12-09, close boxing match but not so exciting: Tony Yoka vs Ryad Merhy gets two stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Boxing Fights of 2023).
Merhy vs Yoka is scheduled to take place Saturday, December 9th, at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris (France), in a 10-round heavyweight (over 200 lbs, 90.7 kg) bout; it is the main event of the evening. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Tony Yoka record
The 2016 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Tony Yoka entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 11-2-0 (9 KOs=82%) and he is ranked as the No.28 heavyweight in the world.
In his last three bouts he has beat Petar Milas (Tony Yoka vs Petar Milas) but then he has lost two consecutive fights, against Martin Bakole Ilunga (via majority decision, Tony Yoka vs Martin Bakole Ilunga) and against Carlos Takam (Tony Yoka vs Carlos Takam).
Ryad Merhy record
His opponent, the former interim WBA Cw champion Ryad Merhy, has a record of 31-2-0 (26 KOs=84%) and he entered as the No.45 in the heavyweight division.
In his last three fights he has defeated Zhaoxin Zhang (Ryad Merhy vs Zhaoxin Zhang) and Dusan Krstin but then he has lost to Kevin Lerena (Kevin Lerena vs Ryad Merhy).
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Tony Yoka vs Ryad Merhy as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Who won Yoka vs Merhy fight?
Ryad Merhy defeated Tony Yoka via split decision. Scores were 96-94, 96-94, 94-96.