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Who won Joyce vs Takam?
Joe Joyce beat Carlos Takam by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 24th July 2021 at SSE Arena, Wembley in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
The undercard featured the clash of Jenkins vs Essuman for the CBC Commonwealth Welterweight and BBBOC British Welterweight championship.
Joyce vs Takam stats
Joe Joyce stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Carlos Takam made his way to the ring with a record of 39 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 28 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Joyce had advantage in power over Takam, with a 92% knock out percentage over Takam's 72%.
Joe Joyce was the younger man by 4 years, at 36 years old.
Joyce had a height advantage of 4 inches over Takam. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Joe Joyce & Carlos Takam fought out of an orthodox stance.
Joyce was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 33 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 11 year and 10 months later than Takam, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 186 less professional rounds, 59 to Takam's 245.
Joe Joyce went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 10 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Carlos Takam was ranked number 14 by the WBC in the 201lb division.
Joyce vs Takam form
Joyce remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Daniel Dubois on 28th November 2020 by knockout in the 10th round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight championship fight at Church House, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Michael Wallisch on 25th July 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at BT Sport Studio, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Bryant Jennings on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Alexander Ustinov on 18th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire.
He had won against Bermane Stiverne on 23rd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at O2 Arena, London.
Carlos Takam had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated Fabio Maldonado on 28th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Paramount Theatre, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Craig Lewis on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Resort World Catskills Casino, New York.
Before that, he had been beaten by Dereck Chisora on 28th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Hehad 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.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joe Joyce had been fighting more than Carlos Takam.
Going to this contest, Joe Joyce had last fought 10 months and 26 days ago, while Carlos Takam's last outing had been 1 year, 3 months and 15 days ago.
Joyce's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Takam's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
What time did Joyce vs Takam start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at SSE Arena, Wembley, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Joyce vs Takam?
Joe Joyce was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Carlos Takam made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.