Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Carlos Takam Decisions Tony Thompson Over Twelve

By Alexey Sukachev

Palais des Sport Marcel Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France - In a high stakes heavyweight fight for the vacant WBC silver crown, Carlos Takam (30-1-1, 23KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over veteran Tony Thompson (39-5, 26KOs).

It has been a roller coaster for Thompson ever since he was defeated for the second time by the world's supreme heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko two years ago. Thompson made a big splash the following year, twice stopping much ballyhooed British prospect David Price only to be convincingly defeated by Kubrat Pulev. Once again, Thompson pulled out a major win this March, decisioning Odlanier Solis but tonight he had little to offer to France-based Cameroonian Takam.

WBC/IBF #6 Thompson was his usual self against a smaller but more persistent fighter in WBC #11 Takam. Thompson often played possum, inviting Takam for more attacks, was using bob-and-weave and rope-a-dope tactics for the majority of the fight. His idea was to make Takam miss and then to fatigue but the Cameroonian was well aware of the possible consequences. He applied constant yet smart pressure, giving Thompson no room for effective counterattacks and enduring his short hooks and uppercuts on the inside.

The American was ineffective as an aggressor, doing little to really hurt Takam. The latter felt it and started to get to his opponent in later rounds, rocking Thompson several times and forcing him to feel the pain. He decreased his output numbers dramatically in the eleventh, starting to run from Thompson but the American failed to
capitalize on that.

At the end, all three judges scored it unanimously for Takam. BoxingScene saw the fight 118-110 - for the Cameroonian fighter.

---------------

In a minor upset, unheralded France-based Turk Engin Karakalpan unexpectedly continued his recent streak of wins, dethroning defending French (and former European) cruiserweight champion Jean Mark Monrose (27-8, 17 KOs) on the strength of a split decision over ten hard-fought rounds.

Karakalpan (12-4-1, 5 KOs) started averagely against bulgy but spirited Monrose. The defending champion got bigger in rounds two and three, initiating heated exchanges and winning them against physically a stronger fighter. Rounds four and five were also mostly in Monrose favour but his bad conditioning was on display during the second half
of the fight. Monrose tried to be lighter on his feet but failed and lost the remaining rounds. Karakalpan was close to score knockdowns in the last three rounds but failed to achieve this feat.

One of the judges surprisingly saw it 97-93 - for Monrose. He was overruled by the other two, who saw it 96-94 (x2) - for Karakalpan. BoxingScene is in agreement with the latter score.

---------------

Well-known French journeyman Franck Haroche "Abdelmalik" Horta (35-13-5, 13 KOs) interrupted his recent three-fight losing streak, defeating familiar opponent Kevin Bertogal (5-11-3) over eight hard-fought rounds. BoxingScene had it 77-75 - for Horta, who was an aggressor and pressed the action against elusive Bertogal.

Horta has already fought Bertogal the last year and became the only fighter to stop him. He had wins over a number of undefeated fighters in his past and also a stoppage victory over perennial continental contender Jackson Osei Bonsu.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by StefanTosic on 06-07-2014

Yes good job, however he kept his hands low in front of Thompson even when he stoped moving his head movement, which would be risky against someone else. I'm happy he won, to me he won the most of the…

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 06-06-2014

Takam did a good job of getting Thompson against the ropes.

Comment by cleming on 06-06-2014

F2H isn't a journeyman, he is a warrior fighting anyone anywhere, it's a bit different.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Eddie Hearn Shakes His Head at Lee Selby's Inactivity Adam Lopez vs. Carlos Valcarcel on November 12 in Philadelphia Photo: Victor Ortiz Mugshot Released For DUI Arrest Callum Smith-Luke Blackledge British Title Clash In Play, Nov. 26 Pacquiao Admits Past Drug Use, Backs Prez's Tough Stance UK News: Kassem vs. Murray, Leather Twins, BoxNation Update Artur Beterbiev vs. Isidro Ranoni Prieto Set For December 23 Calzaghe Backing Cleverly To Unseat Braehmer For The Title Dimitrenko: Parker is Looking Past Me, He's Focused on Joshua Terry Flanagan - In-Depth on Crolla, Verdejo, Return, What's Next WBA Prez: We've Asked "Twice" For Tyson Fury's Medical Report! Mikey Garcia Eyes Dejan Zlaticanin Bout in November, December Frank Warren Reacts To Eddie Hearn: Tyson Fury is NOT Done! Hanzel Martinez Vows To Stop Ruiz Inside The Distance Johnny Nelson: Parker is at The Same Level as Anthony Joshua Golovkin's Coach: Jacobs Beat Cancer, He's Not Scared of GGG Eddie Hearn: Joshua-Klitschko Not Done, Negotiations Ongoing UK News: Skeete vs. Singleton, Liam Williams, Osman, More Cotto Could Be in Line For WBO Shot - When Canelo Goes To 160 Cleverly: Braehmer Fight Has Been Five Years in The Making Wladimir Klitschko vs. Anthony Joshua? Yes, Please. Photo: Canelo Alvarez, With Splint, is Back To Putting in Work Victor Ortiz Arrested For Driving Under The Influence Joseph Parker Avoids Social Media as Fight Rumors Swirl Walters Warns Lomachenko: Remember Donaire? I Want a KO! Milan Melindo vs. Fahlan Sakkreerin, IBF Interim on November 26 Mayweather: If McGregor Stole My Blueprint, It's a Good Thing! Lomachenko vs. Walters Made Official For November 26, HBO Ganigan Lopez Injured: Pedro Guevara Will Now Face Tomogdan Robert Helenius To Return on December Date in Helsinki Randy Petalcorin Domintes Donnie Mabao Over Ten Rounds Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz For Vacant WBO Title? Tyson Fury Will NOT Return in 2016, Says Peter Fury Sosa-Smith Winner is Contractually Bound To Face Fortuna Next Photos: Braehmer, Cleverly - Face To Face at Final Presser David Price Wants Parker or Top Name on Nov. 26, Not Allen Kell Brook Has Surgery - Wants Canelo, Cotto, Khan in 2017 Dennis Ceylan in Toughest Camp Ever For Ryan Walsh Clash Michael Conlan, Donnelly Named in Olympic Betting Judgement Diego Magdaleno vs. Art Hovhannisyan Set For October 7
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement