Indisputable Master of the ring, Anthony Joshua maintained his 100 per cent knockout ratio by stopping a bloodied Carlos Takam in the tenth round on Saturday.
Joshua and Takam The English boxer retained his International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Assocation world heavyweight titles with a devastating display of his punching power to finish Cameroon’s France-based challenger at the Principality Stadium. Takam became Joshua’s 20th consecutive knockout victim in a fourth defence of his IBF belt and first of his WBA title.
The challenger stubbornly resisted the champion after being cut by the right eye in the fourth round. Takam was also given a count in the fourth round before being finished off by a barrage of unanswered punches which prompted the referee Phil Edwards to stop it. Takam complained it was a premature stoppage and the 70,000-crowd agreed as the decision was met with loud jeers.