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Speaking exclusively with Sky Sports, Anthony Joshua has touched on the topic of his new challenger, Carlos Takam and has credited him as a combatant who is ‘as tough as they come’. Joshua also went on to explain that he feels this fight could quite possibly be another long gruelling slog that will go into the late rounds and possibly the entire distance.

“He just keeps on walking forward and that’s disheartening for a fighter” Joshua explained when analysing Takam’s aggressive fighting style. Joshua was quick to point out though, things could be different when Takam is opposite him; “When I’m in there with him, it will be interesting to see how game and ready he is, and what fire he is ready to go through”.

Joshua also went on to discuss his sparring during his preparations for the October 28th date. I’ve had some sparring partners that have been coming and trying to knock me out and I’ve had to dig in a bit and give them a few body shots back and so on. Joshua then touched on certain improvements and additions to his skill set in this camp; “My inside game has definitely improved, so I think if we have to stand on the inside and start trading off, it will definitely be an entertaining fight for the people watching”.

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