Yoka stops Duhaupas in 1st

It took Tony Yoka (7-0, 6 KOs), gold medalist of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, just 1 minute and 20 seconds to sort out former WBC heavyweight contender Johann Duhaupas (38-5, 25 KOs) in Paris.

Tony Yoka and Lennox Lewis
Tony Yoka and Lennox Lewis

On the way to victory, the 28-year-old Frenchman twice sent his compatriot to the floor, giving him the fastest early defeat in his career (Deontay Wilder stopped Duhaupas in the eleventh round, and Alexander Povetkin in the sixth).

This was Yoka's first performance since signing with Top Rank. In March, the Parisian was supposed to make his debut at the Bob Arum evening in the United States, but his plans were thwarted by the outbreak of a pandemic.

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