Anthony Joshua says "the possibilities of 2018 are great" after cementing a record-breaking year with a dogged win over Carlos Takam.
Anthony Joshua stopped Carlos Takam in the 10th round to defend his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles.
Thank you for the support. I love British boxing because they appreciate the loser as much as the winner 🖤 pic.twitter.com/bfALfPrVn8— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) October 29, 2017
weighs in at a heavier than expected 18st 2lb
He is up against Carlos Takam in Cardiff where a capacity crowd at the Principality Stadium will be watching on as Joshua defends his IBF and WBA Super Heavyweight titles.
Joshua boasts an unblemished professional record of 19 KO wins from 19 fights, including a memorable triumph over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley in April. Both his IBF and WBA belts are expected to be on the line.
In his 12 years as a professional boxer, Takam has suffered three defeats, with one draw and 35 victories.
Bear Grylls took boxer Anthony Joshua to one of the UK’s most remote locations for new ITV ‘mission’
“I’m the king of my domain and right now I’m out of my comfort zone,” says AJ. “I hate bugs, I don’t like heights really. I’m used to being in the comfort of my living room, but I think let’s go for it. What’s the worst that can happen?”
AJ starts his journey dangling 50 feet below a helicopter, as Bear whisks him off to the notorious Commando Ridge in Cornwall - one of the UK’s most famous climbing faces and where the Royal Marines have trained since the Second World War. They climb up the exposed 70ft of granite rock, alpine traverses and sharp pinnacles. (Picture: Betty TV)
OCT 16 - Carlos Takam has replaced Kubrat Pulev as the challenger to world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on October 28 after a shoulder injury forced the Bulgarian to withdraw.
Joshua’s clash with Takam will be a huge night of action in Cardiff, that includes Dillian Whyte taking on Robert Helenius for the WBC Silver Heavyweight Title and Frank Buglioni and Callum Johnson clashing for the British and Commonwealth light-heavyweight crown.
Demand for Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev tickets has been through the roof with just a handful left for the fight at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium next month.
Britain's Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF and WBA heavyweight world titles against Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on 28 October.
The bout comes six months after Joshua stopped Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April, to add the WBA title to the IBF belt he claimed in 2016.