IT was a case of “Ireland 2 Rest of the World 1” as three Irish fighters met with varying fortunes on Saturday night’s European title bill at the Elephant and Castle in London. Belfast prospects Damaen Kelly and Eamonn Magee scored quick wins against opponents from Bulgaria and England respectively. But cruiserweight Ray Kane was an unfortunate injury loser to Reading’s unbeaten Michael Sprott. At light-welter southpaw Eamonn Magee came back after an eight-month break, and also looked good in halting Stepney’s Dennis Griffin in two rounds. Magee has now won 10, eight inside schedule, against a single loss, and is quite clear about his goals; “Another fight or two, then I want to go for the Commonwealth title,” he said. Magee was up against a tough, aggressive opponent, but showed good footwork and effective, solid counter-punching. Griffin backed his man up against the ropes but Magee stayed cool and never stopped countering. Flyweight Kelly, a … [Read more...] about Back in the day
ANTHONY JOSHUA, as expected, is the huge favourite ahead of his heavyweight bout against Carlos Takam.But there is still value to be had.Here, SunSport boxing expert WALLY DOWNES JR analyses the contest and scoped out where to stake your cash. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: BET £10 ON ANTHONY JOSHUA vs CARLOS TAKAM GET A FREE £30 BET ANTHONY JOSHUA will tell you that Carlos Takam’s “concrete head” will guarantee fans a thrilling fight that could go 10-12 rounds but he’s an even slicker salesman than a boxer.The heavyweight champion will be gutted Kubrat Pulev pulled out with injury but he’s kidding no one when he claims the 36-year-old is a tougher test.If sub-par WBO champ Joseph Parker can outpoint Takam as recently as May 2016 then AJ can expect to finish the reserve fighter inside six rounds.Even on his ascendancy, Joshua blitzed through opponents with no interest in extending fights and showing off his growing skill set.“I don’t get paid … [Read more...] about Joshua vs Takam: Betting tips, odds, team news, live stream and TV channel for heavyweight clash
ANTHONY JOSHUA defends his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles against Carlos Takam in Cardiff TONIGHT.The Brit Joshua - at his career heaviest weight of 18st 2lbs - was originally meant to face mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, but next in line Takam has stepped in after the Bulgarian got injured. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: BET £10 ON ANTHONY JOSHUA vs CARLOS TAKAM GET A FREE £30 BETPulev announced the fight on his Facebook page, saying: "Anthony Joshua is a great and dangerous rival, but his style fits perfectly with mine."Here is all you need to know about the upcoming fight.Anthony Joshua will take on Carlos Takam TONIGHT - October 28, after the IBF declared that he had to face the mandatory challenger, who was previously Pulev, before December 2 or lose the belt.The fight will take place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, better known as the Millennium Stadium.Kal Yafai, WBA super-flyweight champion and big heavyweight names, Dillian Whyte and Robert Helenius all … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua fight time: Live stream, TV channel, ring walk time and undercard for Carlos Takam bout TONIGHT
ANTHONY JOSHUA has revealed the injuries he covered up to become heavyweight champion of the world.The unbeaten Brit puts his IBF, WBA and IBO titles on the line against Carlos Takam on Saturday after original opponent Kubrat Pulev pulled out with a torn pectoral muscle.And just like Monty Python’s Black Knight, Joshua reckons it would take something more than a mere flesh wound to force him to withdraw from a fight.From a dodgy massage to a broken back, AJ has constantly had to ignore the pains of professional boxing to power his way to the top of the pile.And while he has no doubts that Bulgarian Pulev was right to call off their planned bout at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, he also claims it would require serious medical advice to dissuade him from ever entering the ring.As he prepares for his 20th pro fight, Joshua said: “If you only knew all the injuries I have faced in camp.“I had glandular fever against Dominic Breazeale last year and I fought Michael … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua reveals he fought ‘with a broken back’ ahead of Carlos Takam clash
CARLOS TAKAM has been drafted in to face Anthony Joshua in Cardiff after the Brit's initial opponent Kubrat Pulev withdrew with injury.According to Anthony Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, Takam was on standby as a replacement opponent as soon as the world champion's fight was announced. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: BET £10 ON ANTHONY JOSHUA vs CARLOS TAKAM GET A FREE £30 BETAnd with less than two week's notice, Takam has stepped up after Pulev pulled out of the bout on October 28 due to a shoulder injury.Carlos Takam is a 36-year-old French-Cameroonian professional boxer.The boxer currently boasts a record of 35 wins, three defeats and one draw.The heavy handed orthodox, who is 6ft 5in tall with a reach of 80.5in has won 27 of his via knockout.Takam has been a professional boxer for 12 years and is very experienced in the ring.Throughout his career Takam has boxed mostly in France and is now set for his first bout in UK against Joshua.Before turning pro, he represented France in … [Read more...] about Who is Carlos Takam? Anthony Joshua’s next opponent replacing injured Kubrat Pulev, and who else has he fought?
TONIGHT’S showdown with Wladimir Klitschko is just the 19th fight of Anthony Joshua’s pro career.SunSport’s Declan Taylor charts the Brit’s remarkable rise and the people he has pummelled on the road to greatness. 1. EMANUELE LEO Oct 5, 2013; O2 ArenaA year after his Olympic gold, AJ took just 2min 47sec to stop the unbeaten Italian. WON: TKO1 2. PAUL BUTLIN Oct 26, 2013; Sheffield Butlin somehow survived until a vicious one-two 50 seconds into the second round. WON: TKO2 3. HRVOJE KISICEK Nov 14, 2013, York HallRef Marcus McDonnell put the Croatian out of his misery 1:38 into round two. WON: TKO2 4. DORIAN DARCH Feb 1, 2014; CardiffJoshua kicked off a busy 2014 by beating tough Welshman after 51 seconds of the second. WON: TKO2 5. HECTOR AVILA Mar 1, 2914; GlasgowArgentine club fighter Avila lasted a mere 134 seconds before Joshua landed a huge left. WON: TKO1 6. MATT LEGG May 31, 2014; Wembley Joshua’s Wembley … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko: 18 fights, 18 KO’s… SunSport reveals AJ’s brutal route to the top of heavyweight boxing