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Derek Chisora vs Carlos Takam report
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 David Allen and Anthony Fowler was victorious over Craig O’Brien.
Chisora vs Takam stats
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 39 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 49 more professional rounds, 314 to Takam's 265.
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 lost to Joseph Parker on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Joseph Parker on 1st May 2021 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against David Price on 26th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at O2 Arena, London.
He had beat Artur Szpilka on 20th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at The O2 Arena, London.
Carlos Takam had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Arslanbek Makhmudov on 16th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Montreal Casino, Montreal, Canada.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Joe Joyce on 24th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at SSE Arena, Wembley, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jerry Forrest on 9th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Fabio Maldonado on 28th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Paramount Theatre, New York.
He had defeated Craig Lewis on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Resort World Catskills Casino, New York.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Carlos Takam had been fighting more than Derek Chisora.
Going to this contest, Derek Chisora had last fought 1 year, 3 months and 3 days ago, while Carlos Takam's last outing had been 6 months and 5 days ago.
Chisora's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Takam's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 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.
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