Gold medalist Yoka in action Saturday

Olympic heavyweight Gold Medalist Tony Yoka enters his second year as a professional boxer and will make his next appearance on Saturday, April 7th at Palais des Sports de Paris, France.

In his first 10-round fight, Yoka will face French fighter Cyril “Aldo” Leonet (13-9-3, 4 KOs). Leonet won the IBF Mediterranean title and was crowned 5-time champion of France. Leonet was French Heavyweight Champion in 2015 and 2017. He won the IBF Mediterranean Champion Belt in 2015 by beating Romanian, Lucian Bot. Tony and Leonet know each other well since he was Tony’s sparring partner last year.

Tony Yoka (3-0-0, 2 KOs), 25, who will compete in his fourth professional fight will have the advantage of being heavier and 4 inches taller.

During this evening, other members of the Ringstar France Team will enter the ring such as Elie Konki, Farrhad Saad, Michel Tavares, Souleymane Cissokho and Nordine Oubaali. Oubaali will compete in an international bout which could lead him to a world title fight.

Live coverage on will start at 2:30 PM ET on Saturday, April 7th.

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