Who said that the central court at Roland Garros was only synonymous with tennis?

This has not always been the case.

And on September 10, the mythical temple of the little yellow ball will have to leave the rackets in the locker room and put on the gloves.

Souleymane Cissokho will indeed put his WBA intercontinental super-welterweight belt back into play against Russian Sergey Lubkovich.

Tony Yoka will also be featured in a heavyweight boxing bout against Croatia's Petar Milas.

Cissokho, who had stolen this intermediate title at the expense of the Englishman Kieron Conway, in May in Texas, in front of a crowd of 70,000 people, confirmed his return to the ring, announced Monday on social networks by the promoter AllStar Boxing and the Canal + broadcaster.

"I wanted to fight again in front of a French audience," explained the 30-year-old Frenchman, who was initially to be on the card for WBA, IBF, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua's next fight, scheduled for London on September 25 against Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk.

As in 1973

Cissokho, who has thirteen victories in as many fights, will face Sergey Lubkovich who has 17 wins and two defeats among the professionals.

The other major poster of the evening will see Tony Yoka (10 wins in as many fights) defend his European Union heavyweight title against Petar Milas, also undefeated with 15 successes.

This evening will mark the return of boxing to the temple of tennis, where, on September 29, 1973, the fight lost by Jean-Claude Bouttier against the world champion of the means, the Argentinian Carlos Monzon, took place.

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