Considerable weight added to early Anthony Joshua KO over Carlos Takam — Preview

Anthony Joshua & Carlos Takam weigh-in Motorpoint Arena Cardiff Britain

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Live commentary of the match will be available on talkSPORT from 6pm.

Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun state governor and Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, will be at the ringside to support Anthony Joshua when he fights Carlos Takam on Saturday. He was moving his way up the IVF rankings, so I've always had my eye on him anyway.

"For me there are too many belts in boxing, but one thing as a boxing fan that is for sure, when these huge unification fights are made, it's win-win for all concerned, but frustratingly politics stops these huge fights being made", Mr. Lachey told Sputnik.

Any concerns about Joshua's conditioning after weighing in at a career-heavy 18st 2lbs were allayed as he maintained a breathless pace before deciding to pour it all out in the 10th round. "Fighters should take on all comers", he added.

Takam was in trouble, but was still on his feet when the referee stepped in and the fighter was not happy with the stoppage.

"People now just want to be involved in the entertainment side of boxing because there are some memorable nights that are going to happen sooner or later, and they just want to say, 'I was part of that journey'".

In round ten, Joshua landed a good combination, and referee Phil Edwards stopped the bout at 1:34.

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The win improved the champion's record to 20-0-20KO as he maintained his 100% knockout record and now positions himself for some big fights against the likes of WBC champion Deontay Wilder and hopefully, Tyson Fury in 2018.

"Cardiff has hosted the Champions League final, the Rugby World Cup final and FA Cup finals", a spokesperson said. That's what we will find out, but judging by what Alexander Povetkin did when he came in at 252 pounds for his 2014 clash with the IBF number three, it doesn't bode well for the challenger. The challenger showed his durability yet again.

But the start of the tenth round was again halted as the doctor examined Takam's eye but he was allowed to continue.

A slight marked developed over the nose of Joshua in round 2 with some blood noticeable.

"I'm not in a rush to go anywhere".

Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua is defending his heavyweight world title for the fourth time against French- Cameroonian Carlos Takam.

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