Takam battles to rugged victory

James Dielhenn

Senior Boxing Journalist @JamesDielhenn

Last Updated: 10/07/20 8:59am

Takam (right) beat Forrest

Takam (right) beat Forrest

Takam (right) beat Forrest

Carlos Takam, the former challenger to Anthony Joshua, returned with a hard-fought unanimous decision win over Jerry Forrest on Thursday night.

Takam, aged 39, had the best of a 10-round fight at a behind-closed-doors event promoted by Top Rank.

He had replaced Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller, who was placed on temporary suspension after reportedly testing positive for a banned substance.

Takam, 39, now has a 39-5-1 record Takam, 39, now has a 39-5-1 record

Takam, 39, now has a 39-5-1 record

Veteran Takam replaced Jarrell Miller in this fight Veteran Takam replaced Jarrell Miller in this fight

Veteran Takam replaced Jarrell Miller in this fight

Takam, who had a 20lbs weight advantage over Forrest, used his strength to overpower his opponent in the latter stages of the fight despite beginning to tire.

“I want anyone in the top five, or a title shot if that materialises,” Takam said after.

The Cameroon-born heavyweight challenged for Anthony Joshua’s world titles in 2017, finally being stopped on his feet in the 10th round after a brave showing.

Takam was then spectacularly knocked out by Derek Chisora.

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