Rising French stars Tony Yoka and Souleymane Cissokho headline a RingStar Promotion at the H Arena in Nantes, France on September 28.
Who they will fight has yet to be announced.
Yoka, a heavyweight, is unbeaten in six and won Olympic gold in the 2016 games – while Cissokho, a super welterweight, is 10-0, and won a bronze in the 2016 Olympics. For Yoka it´s his second fight since returning after a year long suspension and he stopped Alexander Dimitrenko easily in the first fight back.
IN OTHER NEWS: Born in New Orleans, even Hurricane Katrina couldn’t stop U.S. No. 1 rated flyweight Michael Angeletti from becoming the No. 1 rated flyweight in the country, as well as a serious 2020 USA Boxing Olympic Team hopeful.
“I grew up in Louisiana,” Angeletti explained, “and I was misplaced after Hurricane Katrina, moving from different shelters. I found my way to Texas and soon after boxing became part of my life. I started boxing because I was always fighting and getting in trouble at school. Boxing was a way I didn’t get in trouble for fighting, because of the passion I already had for fighting.
“I love the fact that the Olympic Trials (Dec. 7-15 in Lake Charles, LA) are being held in my homeland. I get to clinch right in my backyard in front of all my family.”
A boxer-puncher who doesn’t mind brawling, if needed, Angeletti doesn’t feel any added pressure in terms of following in the flyweight divisional footsteps of Nico Hernandez, who captured a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics.
“There’s no pressure,” Angeletti said. “I was put in my position by God for a reason, so I know whatever happens is meant to happen.”
Like so many of his teammates, Angeletti has traveled around the world as a member of Team USA. Right now, he and some of his teammates are in Sheffield, England, for a 12-day training camp with Belgium, Great Britain, Romania and New Zealand.
Angeletti has also traveled to Poland, where he won a bronze medal at the 2018 Feliks Stamm Tournament, Nicaragua, Ireland and Bulgaria. He will go straight from England to compete in the 2019 Elite Men’s World Championships, September 7-21, in Yekaterinburg, Russia.