Boxing Results: Tony Yoka, Cissokho and Bauderlique Win in Paris!
By Ken Hissner: At the Roland Garros Paris, Paris, France, Erol Ceylan (EC Boxpromotion) and Jerome Abiteboul (All Star Boxing) over ESPN+ Friday presented in the Main Event Heavyweight 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Tony “La Conquete” Yoka, of France stopped Petar Milas of Croatia after 7 tough rounds.
In the Co-Main Event, Russian Light Heavyweight Igor Mikhalkin of Germany was stopped by Mathieu Bauderlique of France for the vacant EBU title after 7 rounds.
In the Main Event 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Tony “La Conquete” Yoka, 11-0 (9) #238 ¾, of Paris, France, stopped a game Petar Milas, 15-1 (11), #222 ¼, of Split, Croatia, of the seventh of a scheduled 10 rounds.
In the first round, Milas switches from southpaw to orthodox and may have gotten an edge in the round over Yoka, who is the aggressor. In the next 3 rounds, Milas maintained the edge of the oncoming out, landing him countering well.
In the sixth, Yoka started to slow down, Milas taking the round. In the seventh round, a left hook from Yoka to the chin dropped Milas for an 8-count. He followed up with a right to the body, dropping Milas into the corner in a sitting position where he got up from, but the referee wisely waved it off.
This fight was close for five rounds, with Milas having a slight edge before Yoka took over in the final two rounds.
In the Co-Main Event, Russian southpaw Igor Mikhalkin, 24-3 (11), #173 ½, of Hamburg, Germany, was stopped by southpaw Mathieu Bauderlique, 21-1 (12), #174 ½, of Henin-Beaumont, Pas-de-Calais, France, for the vacant EBU Light Heavyweight title, after 7 of a 12.
In the second round, Bauderlique drew blood from the nose of Mikhalkin with a combination. In the third round, Mikhalkin was cut on the left eyebrow. In the fourth, a left from Mikhalkin caused a cut on the left eyebrow of Bauderlique. In the sixth and seventh, Bauderlique took over battering Mikhalkin. The fight was stopped between rounds by the corner of Mikhalkin.
Super Welter Olympic Bronze Medalist Souleymane Cissokho, 14-0 (9), #153, of Senegal and Bagnolet, Seine-Saint-Denis, France, Ismail Iliev, 13-2-1 (3), #154, of Kara-Bulak, Russia, 10 rounds.
In the first round, Cissokho controlled with a countering jab against the oncoming Iliev. In the third round, a left hook from Cissokho caused a cut on the left eyebrow of Iliev. In the fourth round, with thirty seconds to go, a right from Cissokho on the chin and down went Iliev for an 8 count but managed to get through the round. At the end of the round, the corner of Iliev stopped the fight.
Cissokho is a real talent looking to get a title fight in 2022. He was scheduled to be on the Joshua title fight but was allowed to fight at home by the Joshua people who manage him.
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