Britain’s Anthony Joshua maintained his undefeated record and retained his WBA (Super), IBF, and IBO heavyweight titles by stopping Carlos Takam in the 10th round
Takem (36), filling in at less than two weeks notice for the injured Kubrat Pulev, started the fight on the defensive, parking himself on the back foot and at that point, it looked like it could be a very short fight indeed.
However, a clash of heads lead to Joshua’s nose being broken, and that gave the champion something new to think about and, much to the surprise of everyone watching, the fight went deep into the 10th round.
Takam should be proud of his performance but ultimately, Joshua was simply too good for him.
Here’s a round-up of how the fight went down.