Joe Calzaghe pn Anthony Joshua vs Carl Takam, speaking at the scene of one of his own famous world title wins in Cardiff.
It’s hard to believe it’s nearly been a decade since Joe Calzaghe beat Mikkel Kessler of Denmark on points in a brilliant fight at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium in Wales.
The 80,000 capacity fortress plays host to another world title fight this weekend in the form of Joshua vs Takam in the heavyweight division and Calzaghe has been speaking on TV from the stadium ahead of fight night.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Calzaghe warned Joshua ahead of Saturday:
“This fight is going to be different circumstances. Obviously Takam is a late substitute, so he has to adapt to a different opponent to Pulev that he was fighting (before). So it’s going to be a different style. But I think he’ll take it in his stride. I’m sure he can adapt to any style. He is the champion of the world and I’m sure he’ll enjoy this amazing stadium and walking out to a tremendous crowd.”
The bout takes place this Saturday with an estimated ring walk time locally estimated to be around 10pm UK time.
For a quick stroll down memory lane of the last time a world title fight was contested at the stadium, lets take a look back at that Calzaghe vs Kessler battle:
(Hat tip VeryReactivePaulie YouTube)