Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Takam vs Forrest?
Carlos Takam beat Jerry Forrest by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Thursday 9th July 2020 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 96-94, 97-93, 98-92 in favor of winner Carlos Takam.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Takam vs Forrest stats
Carlos Takam stepped into the ring with a record of 38 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, 28 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jerry Forrest made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 20 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Forrest had a slight advantage in power over Takam, with a 77% knock out percentage over Takam's 74%.
Carlos Takam was the older man by 7 years, at 40 years old.
Takam had a height advantage of 1 inch over Forrest.
Carlos Takam fought out of the orthodox stance, while Jerry Forrest was a southpaw.
Takam was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 6 years and 7 months earlier than Forrest, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 152 more professional rounds, 245 to Forrest's 93.
Takam vs Forrest form
Takam had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this 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, United States.
Previous to 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.
Going into that 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.
Before that, he had beat Ivica Bacurin on 17th June 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Casino de la Vallee, Valle dAosta, Italy.
He had won against Marcin Rekowski on 29th January 2017 by knockout in the 4th round at Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
Takam's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What time did Takam vs Forrest start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Takam vs Forrest?
Takam vs Forrest was broadcast on ESPN in the US.
What were the odds on Takam vs Forrest?
Carlos Takam was a 61/100 (-163) favourite going into the contest, while Jerry Forrest made his way into the ring at 69/50 (+138) with oddsmakers.