British heavyweight Anthony Joshua was pushed to the 10th pick by Franco-Cameroonian Carlos Takam on Saturday at Millenium Stadium Cardiff, the fight ends with a stoppage of the referee causing the boos of the 70,000 spectators acquired, yet, to the cause of the world champion, and the incomprehension of the specialists.
Carlos Takam, who had replaced Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev, the official challenger for the IBF, WBA and IBO world belts at an early stage, but lost out to injury two weeks into the fight, became the only fourth boxer to resist the British colossus (1 , 98 m) more than three rounds, but never seemed able to endanger Joshua despite some heroism.
On a sequence of Joshua in the tenth round, while Takam was cut to the arcade since the fourth round, the referee decided to stop the fight, the Franco-Cameroonian is still on his support and continuing to dodge the opposing hooks.
Joshua salutes the quality of Takam
“It was a good fight until the referee stopped him. I tried to put it on the ground, that’s what a boxer has to do. But the decision (of the referee) is not mine, I do not have control over it, he made his decision,” reacted Joshua, greeting the quality of his opponent.
“The referee stopped me, I do not know why regretted Takam at the microphone of SFR Sport. I was dodging, I do not know. If they had stopped because the doctor said I cut myself, I could understand …” he added, hoping for revenge although he did not take to “apologize” its preparation shortened.
The Cameroonian boxer, born in Douala, and naturalized French in 2015 received the cheers of the public of Millennium Stadium, which he managed to hold in breath much longer than expected.
Joshua now has 20 victories for no losses, all his successes having been won before the limit, the last of which, in April, removed after an epic fight eleven times against the Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko, former king of the category.