The Carlos Takam record and resume is a lot more impressive than many realise who are not familiar with tonight’s challenger.
Carlos Takam has found himself thrust into a massive global sports event tonight in front of over 75,000 fans at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
He’s an unknown quantity to many, granted.
But the 36 year old has mixed in good class in the past upon inspection of his full career resume. At yesterday’s weigh-in he looked cool, calm and collected.
He’ll be confident tonight as essentially there’s no expectations of him to win whatsoever. That’s a dangerous combination.
Particularly in heavyweight boxing.
This mental capacity is also backed up by a lot of experience in his professional boxing career that has amassed a record of 35-3-1-27KO to date.
He can certainly punch. He has only been stopped once ever, too.
A KO defeat to Alexander Povetkin in Russia back in 2011.
One of his other defeats came in the form of current WBO champion Joseph Parker of New Zealand.
His other defeat as a professional came early on in his career via a unanimous points decision loss to Gregory Tony in France.
That was all the way back in 2009.
In between all that however, he has recorded some very credible wins over the likes of Mike Perez, Tony Thompson and Michael Sprott.
He’ll be looking at tonight as his big chance to spring a sensational upset with very, very little pressure on him.