Paramount Theatre, New York, United States
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Takam vs Maldonado?
Carlos Takam beat Fabio Maldonado by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Friday 28th February 2020 at Paramount Theatre in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 100-89, 100-90, 100-89 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 Maldonado stats
Back in February 2020, Carlos Takam stepped into the ring with a record of 37 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, 28 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Fabio Maldonado made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 25 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Maldonado had advantage in power over Takam, with a 96% knock out percentage over Takam's 76%.
Carlos Takam was the younger man by 1 year, at 39 years old.
Both Carlos Takam & Fabio Maldonado fought out of an orthodox stance.
Takam was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 3 year and 7 months later than Maldonado, whose first professional fight was in 2002. He had fought 188 more professional rounds, 269 to Maldonado's 81.
Takam vs Maldonado 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 defeated 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 Derek 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 defeated Ivica Bacurin on 17th June 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Casino de la Vallee, Valle dAosta, Italy.
He had beat 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 3 years and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Maldonado's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
What time did Takam vs Maldonado start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Paramount Theatre, New York, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Takam vs Maldonado?
Carlos Takam was a 1/50 (-5000) favourite going into the contest, while Fabio Maldonado made his way into the ring at 14/1 (+1400) with oddsmakers.