Tony Yoka vs Michael Wallisch set for September 28
2016 Olympic Gold Medalist and rising heavyweight prospect Tony Yoka (6-0, 5KO) will make his return to the ring on September 28. He will match-up against Michael Wallisch (20-2, 13KOs) in France.
Wallisch is a German fighter who stands at 6’5 and has back-to-back loses, both by stoppage. In December of 2018, he was stopped in five by Hammer and in April he was stopped in two by another former Olympian and rising prospect Efe Ajagba. His biggest win came against then undefeated popular German fighter but unknown worldwide, Yakup Saglam in 2011.
Yoka enters with the expectation that a victory will lead him to bigger named gate keeper, Christian Hammer in December.
In his first fight since serving a one year suspension, Yoka easily disposed of long-time fringe contender Alexander Dimitrenko with a third-round technical knockout in July. At 6’7, he has displayed good boxing ability, good movement and excellent power.
The athletic Frenchman has a wealth of potential and a bright future ahead of him if he can continue to improve.
He’s definitely a prospect to keep an eye on as his career progresses and the opposition gets tougher.
By: Jerrell Fletcher