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Carlos Takam vs Jerry Forrest report
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 8 years, at 42 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 140 more professional rounds, 265 to Forrest's 125.
Takam vs Forrest form
Carlos Takam had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to 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 beat 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 beat Craig Lewis on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Resort World Catskills Casino, New York.
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 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 (-160) favourite going into the contest, while Jerry Forrest made his way into the ring at 69/50 (+140) with oddsmakers.
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