Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
Joshua knocks out Takam to retain world heavyweight boxing titles

By News Express on 29/10/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 997

Joshua hitting Takam (backing camera) Saturday night in Cardiff
Joshua hitting Takam (backing camera) Saturday night in Cardiff

Nigerian-born pugilist Anthony Joshua on Saturday night successfully defended his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles by wearing down a game Carlos Takam with a controversial 10th-round Technical Knockout at a raucous Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

The Briton, 28, damaged his nose after a heavy head collision early on and did not have things all his own way against a fighter who took the bout at 12 days’ notice.

But in a key fourth round in which both men enjoyed success, Joshua dropped his man with a hook and badly damaged the eye of his rival.

Takam was twice inspected by ringside medics but battled on until he was overwhelmed in the 10th, when referee Phil Edwards stepped in to end the contest, much to the challenger’s frustration.

Takam, 36, was under pressure but not out on his feet and some inside the Cardiff venue booed the stoppage.

The crowd in Wales clearly felt the decision to stop the fight was premature, but Joshua said he has “no interest” in what the officials do.

“I come to fight, I don’t sit on the edge and make decisions,” he said. “It was a good fight until the ref stopped it, so I have the utmost respect for Takam.

“I have no interest in what is going on with the officials, that’s not my job. I think people want to see Takam unconscious on the floor, and that’s what I was trying to get to.”

Watford fighter Joshua said his nose had been badly swollen by Takam when the pair clashed heads in the second round.

“I had to keep my cool,” added Joshua. “I’ve got a few months to heal it up. I’ll go and see some good doctors to crack it back in place.

“If I showed any signs of weakness, the ref could have jumped in. That’s what he (Takam) tried to do, but the ref stopped it.”

Takam said: “I want a rematch, I made my preparations with 12 days to fight Anthony. I want to box him again. I want him, he is a great champion.”

Adapted from a BBC report.

Source News Express

Posted 29/10/2017 05:56:58 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
RRS nabs man over visa racketeering •How he...

Akwa Ibom to establish cattle ranch

Abuja airport ready for use, says NCAA

Oba Ewuare: Here comes the strong man of...

Twitter, Snapchat strike deal with Fox to provide...

Court orders direct funding of judiciary •Bars FG,...

PDP Spokesman Olisa Metuh arrested, taken into EFCC...

For Kurds, Palestinians, Catalans, Biafrans: The stage is...

Yola Blast: FG confirms casualty figure, provides medical...

Intersociety condemns treatment of 486 alleged Boko Haram...

National Conference: Activists at war over delegates list...

Group tasks Buhari on atrocities of DSS, INEC...

 

Latest News Peace Corps Bill not dead — NPC Crisis looms in Anglican Church Police arraigns varsity students, others for cultism, armed robbery Training on 21st century evangelism underway Dickson demands more oil blocs for oil-producing areas Ex-students construct overhead bridge, graduate students’ hostel in ABU MOSOP dissociates self from Robo Michael’s endorsement by some Ogoni chiefs Re-dedicate yourself to God, Okowa tells political leaders LMC bans 2 club officials for 10 games for fighting, pardons 9 FC IfeanyiUbah players Dust haze, clouds to prevail today, says NiMet Cows take over airport runway, prevent plane from landing 3 girls suffocate inside parked car in Kano

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (324,529 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (315,954 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (252,552 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (207,361 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (193,875 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (186,275 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (161,922 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (145,334 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (139,626 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (128,526 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (126,945 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (122,332 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (34) Business (2,894) Business Verdict (33) Columnists (802) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (203) Entertainment (442) Features (548) Global Business Monitor (225) International (1,794) Interviews (143) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (104) News (32,901) Opinion (883) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,498) Religion (676) Sports (1,433) Stock Watch (27) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement