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Eddie Hearn reveals what Anthony Joshua said about Carlos Takam

Eddie Hearn reveals what Anthony Joshua said about Carlos Takam”

Takam, born in Cameroon and living in Paris, represented the country of his birth at the 2004 Olympics, going out in the first round.

He made his debut as a professional in France on December 10, 2005, when he defeated Zinidine Benmakhlouf of Belgium.

Joshua has had plenty of time to sharpen his conditioning in the intervening months, and he should have little trouble dispatching Takam. "It's true that it's going to be great fight". Takam was able to hurt Perez in round six and round ten.

The bout will be Joshua's fourth defence of his International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight title but a first defence of the World Boxing Association (WBA), which the 2012 Olympic gold medallist won with a technical knock-out of Wladimir Klitschko in April.

The exchange proved that Joshua has a sizeable height advantage over Takam. While Cameroonians are all out rooting for their son Takam, the rave here in Nigeria is not in anyway lesser.

Anthony Joshua admits that he is entering his fight with Carlos Takam lighter than hoped, but is confident of victory as he seeks domination in the heavyweight division. Nigerians support the Super Eagles of Nigeria no matter who their opponent is, and at what level.

Our panel of experts discuss whether newly-instated mandatory challenger Carlos Takam will provide Anthony Joshua with a tougher test than Kubrat Pulev would have.

Addressing the task of being a disregarded underdog and makeweight substitute on his first and probably only Sky Sports pay-per-view card, Takam acknowledges that Joshua is the best of the three heavyweight champions, ahead of Joseph Parker (WBO) and the WBC title-holder, Deontay Wilder.

"AJ will probably go forward as well, AJ is taller than him, and it's who wants it more and who gets through".

"We haven't just come for the opportunity, we've come to win", he added.

"Imagine throwing your best shots and they are still in front of you".

I'd actually rather see Takam than Pulev. I need to break his will, to break his heart.

The reigning champion added: "Takam keeps on coming, keeps on coming". He works the body well and loves a left hook.

"When I heard the news about the fight I was already preparing for another fight, so I am ready", said Takam.

Well, I am sure Takam will come into this in shape and very motivated.

And Joshua - whose 19 wins from as many fights have all been inside the distance - knows what they are craving as he addressed a boisterous crowd that came to see him at his public workout in the Welsh capital.

Joshua has lethal power and a superhuman physique, but in the middle rounds against Klitschko his stamina waned to the point where he appeared too gassed to continue.



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