Undefeated boxer from France Tony Yoka (10-0, 8 KOs), who defeated Joe Joyce (12-0, 11 KOs) in the final of the Olympic Games in Rio, commented on a possible fight against the Briton in the professional ring.
“I will beat him,” Yoka said in an interview with BoxingScene.com. – “When we played as an amateur, I fought with him three times. I did not practice when we first met in the ring. He beat me, when I still did not know the tactics to defeat him. Then I began to think a little. I saw him in training camp, and it dawned on me, I said to myself: “This guy will beat anyone in the world except me.” And then the World Cup happened, where he was able to beat everyone who stood in his way, except Then we went to the Olympics, where he did the same – defeated everyone except me, so I’m not afraid of Joe Joyce.
I know he is obsessed with boxing. He works hard and I like his attitude towards this sport. But I was born to box, and I’m only 28 years old, while he is already 35. So he can’t beat me in the pro ring. I train with Virgil Hunter and I am confident that I can knock him out. “