Tony Yoka vs Alexander Dimitrenko Set for July 13

Tony Yoka set to make his ring return in July

Tony Yoka vs ALexander Dimitrenko
Tony Yoka (left) and Alexander Dimitrenko (right).

Tony Yoka returns to the ring.

After riding out a one-year suspension for failing to show for multiple drug testing sessions, former 2016 super heavyweight Olympic gold medalist Tony Yoka is set to make his long-awaited return to the ring.

On July 13, he will square off against Alexander Dimitrenko at the Azur Arena in Antibes, France.

On July 5, 2018 Yoka (5-0, 4 KO’s) received a one-year suspension by the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) after missing three separate drug tests.

Yoka’s last ring appearance was a ten round TKO win over Dave Allen in June 2018.

Keep an eye on the 27-year old prospect. He is very skilled for a Heavyweight, with a good jab and who moves quite well for a man his size.

Fighting Dimitrenko looks to be a proper move as far as fighting a proper comeback opponent. While equal in height to Yoka, the 36-year old Russian is on the down-slide of his career.

Dimitrenko is on a current two-fight losing streak. His last bout was a five-round stoppage loss to Andy Ruiz in April 2019.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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