Oct 28 2017
Saturday

Principality Stadium, Wales, United Kingdom

12 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
19-0-0
TKO 10
TKO 10
35-3-1

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Belts on The Line

IBF World Heavyweight Championship
WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship

The tape

33
Age
42
6' 6" / 198 cm
Height
6' 2" / 187 cm
81.9" / 208 cm
Reach
80.3" / 204 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOTKOTKOKOTKO
Form
KOKOUDUDKO
19
Wins
35
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
0
Loses
3
0
Draws
1
2013
Debut
2005

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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The Ring
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WBA
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WBC
5
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WBO
9
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IBF
3

Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam report

Who won Joshua vs Takam?

Anthony Joshua beat Carlos Takam by technical knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 28th October 2017 at Principality Stadium in Wales.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 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 0 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 33 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, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 119 less professional rounds, 136 to Takam's 255.

Carlos Takam was ranked number 5 by the WBC, 9 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF in the 201lb 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.

Carlos Takam had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Joe Joyce on 24th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at SSE Arena, Wembley, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Jerry Forrest on 9th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Fabio Maldonado on 28th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Paramount Theatre, New York.

Before that, he had defeated Craig Lewis on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Resort World Catskills Casino, New York.

He had been beaten by Derek Chisora on 28th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Carlos Takam had been fighting more than Anthony Joshua.

Going to this contest, Anthony Joshua had last fought 5 years, 7 months and 10 days ago, while Carlos Takam's last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 15 days ago.

Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 11 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 25 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 4 years, 4 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 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.

What were the odds on Joshua vs Takam?

Anthony Joshua was a 3/100 (-3300) favourite going into the contest, while Carlos Takam made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.

Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam news

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