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.