Joshua Sparring With Takam
In preparation for his upcoming fight against Joseph Parker, WBA, IBF and IBO world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has turned to an unlikely source to spar with leading up to March 21st, his most recent opponent Carlos Takam.
Takam, who was a last minute replacement for Kubrat Pulev, who was injured prior to their 2017 fight at Principality Stadium, gave Joshua a bit of trouble before being stopped by a surging Joshua in the 10th round.
Per an article from Boxing Scene, Takam’s grit and toughness were showcased by Joshua, and Eddie Hearn claims they wanted that level of competition in sparring.
“The reason he [Joshua] wants to bring him [Takam] into camp is because he believes he is a world class fighter,” stated Eddie Hearn when talking to talkSPORT.
“And from our point of view, we can do the necessary PR while he’s here, because he has to make some noise again, he’s gone missing since the fight. AJ doesn’t want to spar someone who is not on a world level. He wants someone who is going to be competitive, it’s a compliment, not an insult.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene