Bloody Elbow has all the details on Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam right here, including fight card, fight time, live stream info, results, and more.
Fresh off of his unforgettable win over Wladimir Klitschko, WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) makes his return to the boxing ring against late-replacement Carlos Takam (35-3-1; 27 KO), who is filling in for the injured Kubrat Pulev, Joshua’s IBF mandatory challenger.
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Joshua has truly elevated himself into superstar status in the world of boxing. His epic TKO of Klitschko legitimized him as more than just hype, and the 28-year-old figures to be a major fixture in the sport for a long time. Takam is by no means a slouch, and in fact he was quite competitive in his losses to Alexander Povetkin and current WBO champ Joseph Parker. The French-Cameroonian is a fringe contender who has only been stopped once, but he’s in tough against the Brit, who has knocked out every opponent he’s faced. Should Takam pull off the win, it’d be one of the biggest boxing upsets in years.
All of the action takes place tonight (Saturday, October 28th) at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, where roughly 80,000 fans will be on hand to witness one of the biggest stars in combat sports. Bloody Elbow is here to provide you full coverage of this matchup. Here are the basic details on who’s fighting tonight, how you can watch the card, where you can catch a live stream, and more.
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Fight time: The main event is expected to start at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT. UK viewers can catch the whole card at 6 PM local time.
TV Network: Showtime will air the live broadcast at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT. Sky Box Office PPV will have the fight for UK viewers at a cost of £19.95.
Fight Card: Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam (heavyweights, 12 rounds); Kal Yafai vs. Sho Ishida (super-flyweights, 12 rounds); Dillian Whyte vs. Robert Helenius (heavyweights, 12 rounds); Lenroy Thomas vs. David Allen (heavyweights, 12 rounds); Frank Buglioni vs. Craig Richards (12 rounds, light heavyweights);Katie Taylor vs. Anahi Esther Sanchez (Women’s lightweights, 10 2-minute rounds); Joe Cordina vs. Lesther Cantillano (lightweights, 8 rounds); Lawrence Okolie vs. Adam Williams (Cruiserweights, 6 rounds); Joshua Buatsi vs. Saidou Sall (6 rounds, light heavyweights) (NOTE: Only Joshua vs. Takam will be shown in the US)
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Live stream: Showtime subscribers can stream the fight on their computer, tablet, or phone, as well as video game consoles. For non-subscribers, you can also sign-up for a seven-day Showtime free trial and stream tonight’s event live online at no cost. Here are the other ways you can get Showtime Anytime on a free trial, including for Amazon, Apple, and Sling. Residents in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and many other major US cities can choose to stream Showtime through YoutubeTV. You can sign up for the 30-day free trial if you aren’t a current subscriber. In the UK, Sky Sports Box Office offers viewers the ability to purchase and view the event online.
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