Reigning heavyweight kingpin Anthony Joshua (35-4-1, 27 KOs) retained his WBA and IBF heavyweight titles with a tenth round TKO stoppage win over Carlos Takam (20-0, 20 KOs) earlier this evening in Cardiff. Takam, a late replacement, was a tough nut to crack with his good defense and awkward style but “AJ” slowly broke him down and busted him up round after round. Joshua scored a knockdown early but Takam soldiered on and the bout was stopped by the referee due to accumulate damage in Round 10.
On the same card, top rated heavyweight puncher Dillian Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) pounded out a lackluster twelve round near-shutout unanimous decision over a tentative Robert Helenius (25-2, 16 KOs). Not much to report on this one other than the scores were all Whyte with little meaningful action.
Three Lions Results from Hamilton:
On Oct. 28 Three Lions Promotions presented local fans with an action packed card dubbed “Hamilton Fight Night”, a professional boxing event on Halloween weekend in support of local charity “Hamilton Food Share”.
In the main event of the evening Hamilton’s own Kevin Higson won the WBA-NABA Canada Super Welterweight Title with a ten round decision victory over the always cagey Phil Rose.
Super lightweight Steven Wilcox moved to 18-2 (5 KOs) with a wide decision victory over Mexico’s Cristian Arrazola. Likewise, brother Jessie Wilcox pounded out an eight round unanimous decision over Mexico’s Uriel Hernandez while the third member of the family – Bradley Wilcox – cruised to a decision win over Aurelio Hernandez in a lightweight bout.
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Toronto, Ontario’s Steve Rolls moved to 17-0 (10 KOs) Saturday night at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Rolls stopped Mexico’s Andrik Saralegui in the third round of their middleweight bout.
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