The Principality Stadium in Cardiff is the next stop on Anthony Joshua’s incredible rise to the top of boxing. He brushed aside his first 18 opponents with relative ease but faced his hardest challenge by far when he faced Klitschko. The fight was one of the fights of the year with incredible action at Wembley Stadium in front of 90,000 fans.
Joshua was knocked down and looked to be succumbing to his first defeat until he was able to ride through the pressure and was able to stop the former long-standing champion following a devastating uppercut. Joshua now boats an unbeaten 19 fight professional win streak with every fight ending in a KO/TKO victory.
However, this fight will bring one of his toughest challenges as he takes on the extremely experienced fighter in Carlos Takam. He is the current IBF mandatory No.3 challenger for Joshua and has only been beaten three times in his extensive 39 professional fight career. The key defeats came at the hands of top fighters Parker and Povetkin.
Carlos has been a long-standing challenger in the heavy weight division and has won multiple titles in other organisations. This fight will be expected to end in a Knockout victory for one of the fighters with both having incredible records of 100% and 69% respectively.
Anthony Joshua v s Carlos Takam fixed odds make Joshua the 1/50 favourite in this fight. Pulev is the 13/1 second favourite which just shows the huge task ahead of the French resident. Check out the infographic below that covers the stats on each fighter ahead of this epic match up.