Takam the danger-man? Sky Sports boxing head compares Joshua-Takam to Lewis-Klitschko

Carlos Takam - Carlos Takam

As fans have surely read by now, Kubrat Pulev is out (with an injured shoulder) and Carlos Takam is in, taking Pulev’s place on October 28 in challenging unbeaten WBA/IBF heavyweight ruler Anthony Joshua in Cardiff, Wales.

Takam, ranked NO.3 by the IBF, has good credentials and some people – such as Sky Sports head of boxing Adam Smith – suggest the Cameroonian-French fighter with the 35-3-1(27) record could prove to be very dangerous for A.J.

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Pulev Out – Takam In For Joshua Clash

Carlos Takam - Carlos Takam

Carlos Takam has replaced Kubrat Pulev as the IBF mandatory challenger for Anthony Joshua at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Frenchman Takam is rated at number three with the governing body and has been on the hunt for a showdown with the British star, and gets his golden chance at ripping away Joshua’s titles in the Welsh capital after Pulev picked up a shoulder injury in sparring.

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Carlos Takam back in action on June 17

On June 17, boxing will be back to Saint-Vincent Resort & Casino, Italy

On June 17, Salvatore Cherchi’s OPI Since 82 will bring boxing back to Saint-Vincent (Val d’Aosta region in Italy) after 26 years. From 1983 to 1991 the small town on the spectacular Italian mountains hosted major boxing shows at the sports arena with such stars as Ray “Boom boom” Mancini, WBA World featherweight champion Eusebio Pedroza (defending against Jose Caba), IBF World superwelterweight champion Gianfranco Rosi (versus Troy Waters and Roy Amundsen) and IBF World light heavyweight champion Charles Williams (against Mwehu Beya).

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Carlos Takam scores crushing, highlight reel KO over Marcin Rekowski

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On Sunday (January 29) in Macao, China on a card topped by an IBF super-flyweight title defence by Jerwin Anacjas who scored an 8th-round corner retirement (shoulder injury) victory over Jose Rodriguez, heavyweight contender Carlos Takam scored a sensational KO win.

Takam, a top class heavyweight who has been in with some big names including Mike Perez, Tony Thompson, Alexander Povetkin and, in his last fight before yesterday’s brutal win, Joseph Parker, improved to 34-3-1(26) with his 4th-round KO win over Poland’s Marcin Rekowski.

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Joseph Parker out-points Carlos Takam, becomes IBF mandatory for Joshua

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).

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Parker V Takam a war! Round by round!

Carlos Takam - Carlos Takam

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 of biceps like bowling balls.

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Video: Joseph Parker 234 vs. Carlos Takam 241

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.

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Carlos Takam and team re-watch losing fight to Povetkin: “It’s strange because in the last rounds Povetkin was more fresh suddenly”

Carlos Takam - Carlos Takam

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.

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Joseph Parker’s trainer Kevin Barry twice turned down “risky” fight with Carlos Takam

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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.”

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Povetkin defeats Takam by 10th round stoppage

Carlos Takam - Carlos Takam

#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. Povetkin had knocked Takam down late in the 9th round with a hard right hand that sent him down partially through the ropes. Takam was able to make it out of the round due to the time expiring, but there was no way that he could recover in between rounds.

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