Sunday, 29 October 2017

Anthony Joshua beats Carlos Takam in tough fight



Anthony Joshua has retained his heavyweight titles in an unexpectedly tough fight against stand-in opponent Carlos Takam.
 
The referee stopped the fight in the 10th round after Joshua rocked his opponent, who was battling on despite a bad cut over his eye.
 
 
It was a bloody bout in Cardiff, and Joshua picked up an injury of his own early on and may have broken his nose after a clash of heads.


Takam, 36, took the fight with 12 days' notice after Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev picked up an injury.


The Cameroon-born fighter put Joshua through a far tougher test than many expected and never appeared fazed by Joshua's pressure.


Takam was visibly hurt by the cut he picked up in the fourth, and with blood streaming the doctor was called several times in the fight to see if the fighter could continue.


He was also given the count in the fourth after his glove touched the canvas following a left from Joshua, but bravely fought through to the later rounds and caught the champ with some decent shots.


Takam, 36, took the fight with 12 days' notice after Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev picked up an injury.


The Cameroon-born fighter put Joshua through a far tougher test than many expected and never appeared fazed by Joshua's pressure.


Takam was visibly hurt by the cut he picked up in the fourth, and with blood streaming the doctor was called several times in the fight to see if the fighter could continue.


He was also given the count in the fourth after his glove touched the canvas following a left from Joshua, but bravely fought through to the later rounds and caught the champ with some decent shots.




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