Earlier today in New Zealand unbeaten heavyweight prospect Joseph Parker kept his perfect record and made the transition to genuine contender with a hard-fought 12-round unanimous decision over experienced Cameroonian Carlos Takam. Parker triumphed by scores of 116-112, 116-112 and 115-113. Now 19-0(16) the man from Auckland earned a shot at IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua. Takam, who came to fight but was just not busy enough, falls to 33-3-1(25).… Read Article
Ringside, Vofafone, Vector Arena, Manukau, Auckland City. Pro Joseph Parker (18-0-0) crowd in unanimity. There maybe the odd Frenchman or Cameroonian out there supporting Carlos Takam (33-2-1) but not evident. A sea of Parker supporters from end to end. People out in droves to watch the home town hero, Parker having grown up a 10 minutes down the road.
Takam ring walk – he looks pumped both emotionally and physically. Compact man with a set … Read Article
If not exactly playing the outright bad guy Carlos Takam has presented himself during his various media obligations in Auckland, as sullen, withdrawn and taciturn. Takam’s answers to even the most routine of questions posed to him could best be described as monosyllabic, although this may due to his tenuous grasp of the English language, Takam clearly preferring that any dialogue and discourse be conducted in French.… Read Article
Has Alexander Povetkin’s reputation been forever ruined due to his coming up positive for a banned substance, causing the postponement, perhaps cancellation of his title fight with Deontay Wilder? Already, past Povetkin opponents are second-guessing their fights with the Russian star.… Read Article
It is a sign of how dangerous a task unbeaten New Zealand heavyweight contender Joseph Parker faces a week today against Cameroonian Carlos Takam, that his trainer Kevin Barry twice turned a possible fight with Takam down, as he was “all risk and no reward.” This was a few months back, when Parker needed, in the words of Barry, who was speaking with Stuff.co.nz earlier this week, “more time to develop and mature.”… Read Article
Unbeaten Kiwi heavyweight prospect Joseph Parker 18-0-0 is set to face to Cameroonian fighter Carlos Takam 33-2-1 sometime in May in an IBF eliminator to determine who will face the winner of the Charles Martin and Anthony Joshua title fight in England on April 9th.
The IBF have ordered the elimination bout and promoters for both sides now have several weeks to negotiate details for the fight before it goes to a purse bid.
Under … Read Article
On November 28, in Torino (Italy), Salvatore Cherchi’s OPI 2000 will promote a major show at Le Cupole sports palace with former WBC Silver heavyweight champion Carlos Takam (WBC n.7, IBF n.10 and WBO n.13), current European super middleweight champion Hadillah Mohoumadi (WBC and WBA n.7, IBF n.15 and WBO n.11) and local fan-favorite Andrea Scarpa (18-2) who will fight Lyes Chaibi (France, 14-8-2) for the vacant IBF Intercontinental super lightweight title. … Read Article
#3 WBA Alexander Povetkin (28-1, 20 KOs) proved his class last Friday night in defeating #5 World Boxing Association (WBA) contender Carlos Takam (30-2-1, 23 KOs) by a 10 round knockout at the Luzhniki Concert Hall in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin knocked a badly hurt Takam down with a hard left hook to the head at the start of the 10th round.
The shot put Takam down on his back, and the fight was stopped immediately. … Read Article
World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Heavyweight Champion Carlos Takam hit a speed bump on Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada when he only managed to get a draw with undefeated Cuban Mike Perez in a ten round showcase fight televised live on HBO. … Read Article
Before a massive crowd of over 20,000 fight fans on Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, world ranked and undefeated heavyweight contender Mike “The Rebel” Perez of Cork, Ireland battled France’s Carlos Takam to a ten round majority draw (96-94 Perez, 95-95 x 2).
After winning the first two rounds, Perez suffered a nasty cut over his right eye in the third stanza from an accidental head butt.
“Mike fought well early … Read Article