Joshua vs Takam on after Pulev gets Injured

Anthony Joshua now has to adjust his training regimen because instead of Kubrat Pulev, he will be facing Carlos Takam. Joshua vs Takam is a done deal because Pulev suffered a shoulder injury in training camp. His camp reached out to Joshua’s and informed them of the development.

Joshua vs Takam on Oct 28

IBF rules dictate that if the challenger drops out, the championship fight goes to the next fighter in line. That fighter happens to Carlos Takam

Takam was already signed as the backup when Joshua vs Pulev was signed. In case something like this were to happen, which means Takam was already preparing to fight Joshua.

Joshua vs Takam

AJ was prepping for Pulev, which puts him in a precarious situation. He has to adjust his strategy and study a whole other opponent now. The height, reach, and style of fighting is completely different.

He hasn’t been in this situation before so it will take a lot of effort on his part and on his coaching staff’s part, to make sure he is ready on Oct 28.

Who is Carlos Takam?

Anthony Joshua is will be defending his WBA superweight and IBF heavyweight titles against Carlos Takam.

Takam is the no-3 ranked IBF contender. He is 36 and was born in Cameroon but now he fights out of France.

He has fought in 39 professional fights and won 35 of them, 27 by knockouts. You can look at his complete boxing record here.

For Takam, this may be the biggest fight of his career. This could be his shot to be one of the biggest stars of the boxing world.

If he can pull an upset victory over Anthony Joshua, who has a 100% knockout rate.

Carlos Takam is a tough challenge for Joshua and this scenario only makes it tougher. So this is going to be one scintillating matchup.