Tony Yoka storms to stoppage victory over Petar Milas to extend his unbeaten rise in the heavyweight division | Boxing News

Tony Yoka knocked Petar Milas down twice and ended their heavyweight fight in the seventh round on Friday night in Paris.

The Frenchman thrilled his home crowd by extending his undefeated record to 10 fights – he has won four times in the past year as he ascends up the heavyweight division.

Milas, previously unbeaten, made the opening rounds of the fight competitive and could be seen talking to Yoka, who is promoted by Top Rank.

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Tony Yoka floored Petar Milas twice

Yoka, France’s 2016 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist inheriting the accolade won four years earlier by Anthony Joshua, took over from the sixth.

He rocked Milas with a left hand then knocked him down with a straight right in the seventh.

Milas got up but was immediately in serious trouble – Yoka found a body shot which sent his opponent to the canvas again. Milas did get up but the referee stopped the fight.

Tony Yoka
Tony Yoka is now unbeaten in 10

Yoka is ranked at No 8 by the IBF, No 10 by the WBC and No 15 by the WBO.

It was the first boxing match at tennis venue Roland Garros, home of the French Open, since 1973.

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September 25 – Sky Sports Box Office
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk – IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles
Lawrence Okolie vs Dilan Prasovic – WBO cruiserweight title

October 2
Chris Eubank Jr vs Sven Elbir
David Avanesyan vs Liam Taylor – European welterweight title
Richard Riakpohre vs Krzysztof Twardowski
Mikael Lawal vs Steven Ward

October 16
Savannah Marshall vs Lolita Muzeya – WBO middleweight title
Hughie Fury vs Christian Hammer

October 24
Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson – WBO super-featherweight title

November 6
BOXXER tournament

December 18
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-lightweight title

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