Boxing TV Schedule: Week of October 22-28

By Caryn A. Tate on October 24, 2017
Boxing TV Schedule: Week of October 22-28
Saturday on Showtime (US) and Sky Sports (UK), Joshua vs. Takam will be televised live.

AJ is a young, athletic fighter with good fundamentals, so this clash of age, experience, and styles should make for an enjoyable bout…

Saturday, October 28
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT - Showtime (US), Sky Sports (UK)
Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam

Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) is the IBF, IBO and WBO super heavyweight world champion, defending his titles against late replacement Takam (35-3, 27 KOs) after his original opponent Kubrat Pulev was injured in training. In addition to the gap in fight experience, Takam is 36 years old while Joshua is the much fresher at 28. Takam has only been stopped once—by Alexander Povetkin in 2014. Meanwhile, he has faced almost everybody in the heavyweight division except the Klitschkos—he’s faced the likes of Mike Perez, Tony Thompson, and Frans Botha. But AJ is a young, athletic fighter with good fundamentals, so this clash of age, experience, and styles should make for an enjoyable bout.

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  1. nicolas 09:47am, 10/25/2017

    Joshua should win, he has the size and youth. But he of course should not take takam for granted. Takam has three losses and a draw. Many felt that the fight that was a draw he won, there are those who even feel he should have got the decision over Parker. and his loss to Povetkin, where he was stopped has now to be questioned in light of Povetkins drug issues. After 8 rounds the match was even on all three score cards, and that was in Russia. In the next two rounds POvetkin told over, and stopped him in the 9th. the other loss was a while back. Also he has 27 stoppages in 35 wins. He has a punchers chance, and in light of what the older Wladimir Klitschko almost did to Joshua, and a Klitschko who had not fought in some 18 months, I would not say this is a complete mismatch, and in fact may be the second best opponent that Joshua will have ever fought.

  2. Kid Blast 07:50am, 10/25/2017


  3. Bashar Al-Assad 07:18pm, 10/24/2017

    “Enjoyable bout”?!.....only in the sense that a large segment of “boxing fandom”, which is no doubt made up of many descendants of those that sat in Mother Proctor’s pews at Tyburn all those years ago…. just love to see other people get beaten from pillar to post!

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