Boxing: Anthony Joshua defends world titles with 10th-round stoppage of Carlos Takam
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Former Finchley ABC man Anthony Joshua retained his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles by beating Carlos Takam of France before a sell-out crowd at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday.
Joshua had to survive a suspected broken nose caused by a Takam headbutt in the second round.
In round four, a left jab by Joshua opened a huge cover over Takam’s right eye, giving the Frenchman problems seeing out of until the end came in the 10th round.
Joshua unleashed a barraged of punches, mostly to Takam’s head, which forced referee Phil Edwards to call the fight off one minutes and 34 seconds into the round.
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