Anthony Joshua defeats Carlos Takam to retain WBA, IBF Titles

Anthony Joshua defeats Carlos Takam to retain WBA, IBF Titles

The Champ, Anthony Joshua has again successfully retained his WBA ‘super’ and IBF heavyweight titles with a 10th-round stoppage win over Carlos Takam after a brutal battle in Cardiff.

The unbeaten Nigerian-English boxer suffered a suspected broken nose after a head clash in the second round, but gradually broke down the brave resistance of Takam to bring up his 20th straight knockout win.

Anthony Joshua defeats Carlos Takam to retain WBA, IBF Titles

Takam replaced injured Kubrat Pulev prior to the encounter and the France-based Cameroonian displayed his renowned durability as he dragged Britain’s star boxer into a damaging dogfight.

The flaming letters ‘AJ‘ signalled the arrival of Joshua, who resisted the desire to make a blazing start to his latest title defence, deciding instead to test out his heavy artillery in the first round.

Anthony Joshua defeats Carlos Takam to retain WBA, IBF Titles

Joshua edged menacingly forward in the opener, pumping out a ramrod jab, and a few range-finding right hands sent Takam scuttling back towards the ropes.

The savage encounter was ended in the 10th as Joshua staggered Takam with an uppercut and then a straight right hand prompted the swift intervention of Edwards, who mercifully waved off the fight.

As soon as the fight ended, the reigning champ posed with his proud dad, Robert Joshua.

Anthony Joshua defeats Carlos Takam to retain WBA, IBF Titles

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