Get round by round results and full fight coverage here for this heavyweight championship bout between Anthony Joshua and Carlos Takam.
Two major heavyweight titles are is on the line at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Approximately 80,000 fans will be on hand to see WBA-IBF champion and British superstar Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) take on short-notice replacement Carlos Takam (35-3-1, 27 KOs). This was supposed to be Joshua against IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, but Pulev withdrew due to injury two weeks ago, leaving Takam as next in line on the IBF rankings. Supposedly he’s been training and staying in shape in case something happened to Pulev, and sure enough he’s been pressed into action. Joshua is a humongous favorite, as Takam has never quite reached the level of an elite contender, and his fans are expecting another sensational finish. As for Takam, he wants to spring an upset for the ages and derail potential plans for Joshua to face WBC champ Deontay Wilder in a 2018 mega-fight.
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Bloody Elbow is here to provide you with detailed, round-by-round coverage and running commentary of tonight’s fight. The undercard is not being shown on Showtime, so we’re only doing play-by-play for the main event. Showtime’s broadcast starts at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT, with the ringwalks at some time around 5:15 PM ET. Sky Box Office will carry the entire PPV at 6 PM in the UK.
Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam