Anthony Joshua’s star power and boxing prowess was on complete display Saturday at the Principality Stadium. Close to 78,000 fans came to see Joshua take on the challenger Carlos Takam. The fight left many fans disappointed. Here is the Joshua vs Takam aftermath.
Joshua vs Takam Aftermath and Controversy
Anthony Joshua was a heavy favorite going into the fight but the fight was expected to be a tough one for him. Mostly because the opponent was changed only two weeks before the fight.
Takam brought his toughness to the ring and made Joshua bring his best out.
The fight was the second longest of AJ’s career.
Takam was knocked down in the 4th round. But he got his legs under him and kept fighting.
He made several attempts rock the champion and gain advantage. In the 8th round he got some clean hits but they weren’t enough to bother AJ.
When the fight got to the 10th round, Takam had suffered a lot of punishment from Joshua but he was still standing.
When AJ caught him on the head and shook him, which opened Takam up for more hits.
This is when the referee stepped in and called it a night.
Carlos Takam is of the opinion that the fight was stopped too early. He is even protesting the decision of the fight and asking Joshua for a rematch.
Joshua’s Stardom Cemented
The controversial stoppage of the fight aside, the Oct 28th event proved one thing…Anthony Joshua is a legitimate boxing superstar.
No other boxer today can sell out arenas quite like him.
His last mega fight against Klitschko had an audience of 90,000. This fight, against someone that is not well-known got 78,000 people to fill all the seats that Principality Stadium in Cardiff had available.
The star power was there to see. Joshua 20-0 record and 100% knockout rate is proof of his talent and the sold out arenas show that he is one of the biggest draws in the world of boxing.
People are already talking about the next Anthony Joshua fight. So is Joshua vs Fury finally on the cards? We just have to wait and see.