Joshua vs Takam Info
Anthony Joshua beat Carlos Takam by technical knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 28th October 2017 at Principality Stadium in Wales.
The fight took place over rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the unified heavyweight championship of the world, with the IBF & WBA belts on the line.
Joshua vs Takam stats
Anthony Joshua stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and draws.
Carlos Takam made his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw.
The stats suggested that Joshua and Takam have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Anthony Joshua was the younger man by 9 years, at 30 years old.
Joshua had a height advantage of 4 inches over Takam. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Anthony Joshua & Carlos Takam fought out of an orthodox stance.
Joshua was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 7 year and 9 months later than Takam, who’s first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 136 less professional rounds, 103 to Takam's 239.
Carlos Takam was ranked number 5 by the WBC, 9 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF in the heavyweight division.
Joshua vs Takam form
Anthony Joshua had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Wladimir Klitschko on 29th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Eric Molina on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had beat Dominic Breazeale on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Charles Martin on 9th April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
He had beat Dillian Whyte on 12th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight and BBBOC British Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Takam had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Ivica Bacurin on 17th June 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Casino de la Vallee, Valle dAosta, Italy.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Joseph Parker on 21st May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand.
Before that, he had won against George Arias on 28th November 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Palasport Le Cupole, Piemonte, Italy.
He had defeated George Arias on 28th November 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Palasport Le Cupole, Torino.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anthony Joshua had been fighting more than Carlos Takam.
Going to this contest, Anthony Joshua had last fought 3 years 4 months and 29 days ago, while Carlos Takam's last outing had been 3 years 3 months and 10 days ago.
Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 4 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
Takam's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 6 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What time did Joshua vs Takam start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm BST at Principality Stadium, Wales, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 pm EST or 2:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Joshua vs Takam?
Joshua vs Takam was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by ShowTime.