Takam Signs With Top Rank

After muddling up a fight against Oleksandr Usyk by signing with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Carlos Takam has signed a co-promotional agreement with Top Rank to appear on ESPN/ESPN+.

“Carlos Takam is an exciting, world-class heavyweight who always makes for outstanding fights,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “I look forward to working with Joe DeGuardia and his team, as we believe Carlos has what it takes to reach the top of the division.”

“Big thanks to my promoter Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing and many thanks to ESPN and Bob Arum,” Takam said. “I am grateful and excited for the opportunity in my quest to become the heavyweight champion of the world. I would like to thank my team for the great job they are doing and all my fans all over the world for their support.”

Said DeGuardia: “Carlos and I are pleased to be joining forces with Top Rank and ESPN. Carlos will have all the opportunities needed to rise to the pinnacle of the heavyweight division, and we are certainly looking forward to 2020.”

Takam, who last was seen in the ring taking a decision win over Craig Lewis on September 14th, is a 2004 Olympian for his native Cameroon, and has squared off against Dereck Chisora and Anthony Joshua, the latter for his unified world heavyweight titles in 2017.

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