Anthony Joshua, on Sat Oct 28, will face a challenge in Carlos Takam that he has never faced in his career before. Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam is a boxing match that will be tougher for AJ than the one against Kubrat Pulev. How? Let’s break down the fight and see…
Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam
When Kubrat Pulev suffered an injury during training, Carlos Takam was called up to take his place. Takam was already in training camp but he didn’t know who his opponent was going to be.
Anthony Joshua was in his camp training for the fighting style of Pulev and here comes a fighter that is the complete opposite of that.
This is a situation that Joshua hasn’t faced before and therein lies the challenge that makes this a tougher fight. You can also check out the Joshua vs Takam betting odds.
Advantages for Takam
As mentioned above, Takam was training for a fight, so he is in excellent shape.
He has an aggressive style of fighting. He likes to come forward and take the fight to the opponent. AJ hasn’t fought anyone like that before.
He likes to control the pace of the fight.
Takam’s opponents don’t have much respite when they are fighting against him.
He a grind it down type of fighter and will work on the inside. His use of body shots and uppercuts is purposeful; the purpose being breaking down the opponent.
AJ has had some stamina issues in the past when his fights have lasted longer than 6 rounds.
This is where Takam’s endurance and aggressive fighting style could give him trouble.
Advantages for Joshua
Anthony Joshua is the champion and he is arguably the best heavyweight boxer in the world right now.
He got to this stage by knocking out every opponent in his path. 100% Knockout Rate!
Joshua is the more technically sound fighter. He can use his height and reach to keep the distance between him and Takam.
When used effectively, his jab will keep the French Cameroonian fighter at bay.
AJ will also have the height, weight, youth, and power on his side. He is a mountain of a man. Mountain against a cement block…mountain wins.
He will also have the home crowd of 78,000 at his back.
Controlling the pace of the match and keeping the fight on the outside will be the keys for Joshua. Takam will be trying to do the opposite.
All the information above can give you an idea of what Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam will be like…
Now you can make your guesses for the questions below;
Will Joshua be able to control the fight? Can he keep his knockout streak alive against this resilient fighter? Or will Takam find the seams in AJ’s defense and cause an upset?