Anthony Joshua records another feat after he beat Carlos Takam via a !0th round stoppage decision to retain his IBF and WBA heavyweight world titles.
Carlos Takam who fought instead of Kubrat Pulev who could not make it because injury showed a brave display before they were abruptly stopped by the referee Phil Edwards ended the contest.
If Joshua beats Bermane Stiverne next Saturday he will be able to face Deontay Wilder next
Meanwhile Anthony Joshua has been unbeaten in his 20 professional boxing bouts.
“I want to continue growing the sport of boxing. It’s not my decision what happens out the ring, but what do you want UK? We’ve got London, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. Where else? Vegas? I think people want me to stay here. It’s a beautiful thing – look at what boxing is doing.
You have people from different backgrounds and people flying in from different countries. It’s bringing boxing back and uniting people, so let’s continue to grow boxing in the UK. Although he won by stoppage, Joshua insists he has “no interest” in what the officials do.
He added: “I come to fight, I don’t sit on the edge and make decisions. It was a good fight until the ref stopped it, so I have the utmost respect for Takam. I have no interest in what is going on with the officials, that’s not my job. I think people want to see Takam unconscious on the floor, and that’s what I was trying to get to.” Joshua said.