News | Oct 28 2017

Boxing results: Joshua retains titles – but win over Takam is far from straightforward

Joshua given a tough time but scores 20th straight victory
Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam
Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam - IBF & WBA World Heavyweight Titles

Anthony Joshua endured a frustrating night before eventually stopping Carlos Takam and defending his IBF and WBA heavyweight titles in 10 rounds in Cardiff.

In his first fight since ending the career of the great and once-dominant Wladimir Klitschko, 28-year-old Joshua required his advantages in size, speed and power to gradually wear down his previously little-known opponent from France.

Bigger fights against superior opponents are expected to follow in 2018 – but in defeating his mandatory challenger and excluding that with Klitschko, the Briton unexpectedly faced the toughest match-up of his career.


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