Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Usyk vs Takam?
Oleksandr Usyk could fight Carlos Takam in Summer 2022 in Chicago.
The fight would be scheduled for 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Usyk vs Takam stats
Oleksandr Usyk would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Carlos Takam would make his way to the ring with a record of 39 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 28 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Takam would have a slight advantage in power over Usyk, with a 72% knock out percentage over Usyk's 68%.
Oleksandr Usyk is the younger man by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Usyk has a height advantage of 1 inch over Takam. Despite this, Takam has 2-inch reach advantage.
Oleksandr Usyk fights out of the southpaw stance, while Carlos Takam is an orthodox fighter.
Usyk is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 27 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 7 year and 10 months later than Takam, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He has fought 89 less professional rounds, 156 to Takam's 245.
Oleksandr Usyk goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO and 1 by the RING at heavyweight.
Usyk vs Takam form
Usyk remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Anthony Joshua on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dereck Chisora on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Chazz Witherspoon on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.
Before that, he had won against Tony Bellew on 10th November 2018 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Cruiserweight, WBC World Cruiserweight, IBF World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
He had beat Murat Gassiev on 21st July 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight, WBA Super World Cruiserweight, WBC World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia.
Carlos Takam has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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.
Hehad been beaten by Dereck Chisora on 28th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
In terms of recent activity, Carlos Takam has been fighting more than Oleksandr Usyk.
Oleksandr Usyk last fought 29 days ago, while Carlos Takam's last outing was 3 months ago.
Usyk's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Takam's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Usyk vs Takam?
Carlos Takam is currently () to win the fight outright, while you can get () on Oleksandr Usyk if you fancy the incredible upset.