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Who won Chisora vs Takam?
Derek Chisora beat Carlos Takam by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 28th July 2018 at The O2 Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Dillian Whyte beating Joseph Parker. Also, on the undercard Conor Benn beat Cedrick Peynaud, Nick Webb was overcome by Dave Allen and Anthony Fowler was victorious over Craig O’Brien.
Chisora vs Takam stats
Back in July 2018, Derek Chisora stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Carlos Takam made his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 27 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Takam had a slight advantage in power over Chisora, with a 77% knock out percentage over Chisora's 71%.
Derek Chisora was the younger man by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Takam had 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Derek Chisora & Carlos Takam fought out of an orthodox stance.
Chisora was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 1 year and 2 months later than Takam, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 55 more professional rounds, 324 to Takam's 269.
Derek Chisora went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBC at heavyweight.
Carlos Takam was ranked number 14 by the WBA, 14 by the WBC and 6 by the IBF in the 201lb division.
Chisora vs Takam form
Derek Chisora had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Zakaria Azzouzi on 24th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Agit Kabayel on 4th November 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Going into that contest, he had won against Robert Filipovic on 30th September 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had lost to Dillian Whyte on 10th December 2016 by split decision in their BBBOC British Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had been beaten by Kubrat Pulev on 7th May 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
Takam had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Anthony Joshua on 28th October 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Heavyweight and WBA Super World Heavyweight championship fight at Principality Stadium, Wales, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Ivica Bacurin on 17th June 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Casino de la Vallee, Valle dAosta, Italy.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Marcin Rekowski on 29th January 2017 by knockout in the 4th round at Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
Before that, he had lost to Joseph Parker on 21st May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand.
He had won against George Arias on 28th November 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Palasport Le Cupole, Torino, Italy.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Derek Chisora had been fighting more than Carlos Takam.
Going to this contest, Derek Chisora had last fought 4 months and 4 days ago, while Carlos Takam's last outing had been 9 months ago.
Chisora's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Takam's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 8 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
What time did Chisora vs Takam start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM BST at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Chisora vs Takam?
Chisora vs Takam was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK.
What were the odds on Chisora vs Takam?
Derek Chisora was a 7/4 (+180) underdog going into the contest, while Carlos Takam made his way into the ring at 1/2 (-200) with oddsmakers.