Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam Results: Joshua Retains Via Stoppage

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Here is the main event: (Showtime 5 p.m. ET)

  • Anthony Joshua defeats Carlos Takam via TKO, round 10, 1:34 to retain the Unified IBF and WBA Heavyweight Title

Here is the untelevised card:

  • Dillian Whyte defeats Robert Helenius via unanimous decision (119-109, 119-109, 118-110) to win the vacant WBC Silver Heavyweight Title 
  • Kal Yafai defeats Sho Ishida via unanimous decision (118-110, 116-112, 116-112) to retain the WBA Junior Bantamweight Title Bout
  • Katie Taylor defeats Anahi Esther Sanchez via PTS to win the WBA Women's Lightweight Title
  • Frank Buglioni defeats Craig Richards via unanimous decision (117-111, 117-111, 116-113) to retain his British Light Heavyweight Title
  • Joshua Buatsi defeats Saidou Sall via PTS (60-54) 
  • Lawrence Okolie vs. Adam Williams via TKO, round 3


Anthony Joshua (c) vs. Carlos Takam: Unified IBF and WBA Heavyweight Title Bout

Round 1: The fight begins and Joshua, the far bigger man, throws a jab. Takam throws a left hook. Takam misses another left hook. Takam has been pretty much circling the ring to his left. Joshua starts to attack Takam’s body. Joshua continues to attack the body and Takam is now being pressured to the ropes.

Fightful scored round 1 for Joshua 10-9

Round 2: Both men trade jabs and Joshua continues to attack from the center of the ring. There’s a clash of heads but neither man is seriously hurt. Joshua lands a solid uppercut. Joshua attacks with a couple of hooks and Takam stumbles a bit. Joshua is bleeding a bit from his nose. Joshua now throwing more three-punch combinations. Joshua splits Takam’s guard with a solid left jab.

Fightful scored round 2 for Joshua 10-9

Round 3: Joshua lands a solid counter right hook to Takam’s jaw. Joshua is continuing to pressure, but Takam bounces back by landing a good right hand. Joshua throws a few more jabs, but Takam blocks it. Joshua lands a right hand after a feint. Takam misses with the lunging right jab. Takam then misses with the left uppercut.

Fightful scored round 3 for Joshua 10-9

Round 4: Takam lands a short right hook and Joshua responds with a four-punch combination. Takam lands another right hand. Joshua is pressuring forward and Joshua lands a right uppercut on the inside. Takam is cut over the right eye. Joshua lands another jab. Both men brawl and Joshua knocks down Takam and Joshua is in control of the fight.

Fightful scored round 4 for Joshua 10-8

Round 5: Takam and Joshua start the round by brawling, but Joshua is now attacking Takam’s body. Takam misses with the right body hook. The referee stops the fight for a second while they take a look at Takam. Joshua and Takam clinch. Joshua misses with a right uppercut and left hook. Takam fights aggressively, landing a few power shots upstairs. Joshua connects with a left hook. Both men cinch again. The round ends with some scrappy brawling.  

Fightful scored round 5 for Joshua 10-9

Round 6: Joshua lands a left jab. Joshua attacks the body again. The two men continue to attack each other with vicious body shots. Takam lands a right hook. Joshua continues to attack, Takam then uses his head to avoid most of the damage. Takam lands a couple of body shots.

Fightful scored round 6 for Joshua 10-9

Round 7: Takam lands his right very well. Takam continues to land several good shots to Joshua’s body. Takam is on the defensive for most of the second half of the round, but Joshua attacks with some strong jabs at the end.

Fightful scored round 7 for Takam 10-9

Round 8: Takam is pressuring forward, but Joshua is landing his jabs again. Takam closes the distance and lands short right uppercut to Joshua’s body. Joshua is now landing jabs at Takam’s body. Joshua lands a left uppercut.     

Fightful scored round 8 for Joshua 10-9

Round 9: Joshua begins the round landing a few jabs to Takam’s body. Both men clinch. Joshua and Takam trade jabs. Takam has been getting dominated throughout the whole fight, but he has shown exceptional toughness hanging with the best. Takam lands another right hook. Joshua then continues to lands shots to Takam’s body. Both men trade punches to the body.

Fightful scored round 9 for Joshua 10-9

Round 10: Takam starts the round off strong, pushing Joshua back and landing a few power right shots. Joshua lands a right jab. Joshua lands another right hand and continues to attack until the referee stops the fight. Very weird stoppage.

Official result: Anthony Joshua defeats Carlos Takam via TKO, round 10, 1:34 to retain the Unified IBF and WBA Heavyweight Title

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