Tony Yoka knocked out Johann Duhaupas from the first round, in less than two minutes, on September 25, 2020, in Nanterre.
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A little less than two minutes and then goes.
This Friday evening at the Paris La Défense Arena, the French heavyweight Tony Yoka overwhelmed his compatriot Johann Duhaupas for his comeback on the rings after a year of absence: the fight was stopped by the referee on the first round.
Yoka started very strong, imposing his power of entry before dropping his opponent - arguably the most serious since joining the pros in 2017 - on a succession of straight lines.
After a first pass on the mat, Duhaupas returned there a second time on a devastating uppercut from Yoka, forcing the referee to cut short the proceedings after barely 1 minute 30.
VICTORY of @TonyYoka against Johann Duhaupas!
🏆🥊 # YokaDuhaupas #LaConquete pic.twitter.com/9pcZtgST1z
- CANAL + Boxe (@CanalplusBoxe) September 25, 2020
The Olympic champion, who is now undefeated in eight fights (including seven wins before the limit), had not fought for a year and a success against the German Michael Wallisch, September 28, 2019.
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