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Carlos Takam Aims For Bigger Things After U.S. Debut Win

At the Resorts World Catskills Epicenter on Saturday night, Carlos Takam made his United States debut against the granite chinned, Detroit native, Craig Lewis (now 14-4 7KO's). 

The two went to battle from the opening bell.  Takam wasted no time showing off his impressive agility, especially for a 255 lb. heavyweight.  By round two, Takam took control, landing an overhand right that could be heard echo through the majestic mountains of the New York Catskills. 

However, Lewis stood tall, proving his ability to take a monster punch.  Takam continued his attack for the remaining eight rounds of the scheduled ten round fight, earning the unanimous decision victory. (99-91 (x2), 96-94).

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Takam had this to say about his US debut, "I'm very happy to have made my first fight in the United States last Saturday.  It is a beautiful entrance.  It's a dream for me to box in the United States, in the the field of legends like Ali, Holyfield and Mike Tyson. Many thanks to my promoter Joe [DeGuardia], my team and all my fans around the world. US fans get ready for more exciting moments coming soon."

In the co-feature, "Action" Anthony Laureano won an eight round decision over Brian Jones, (Clarskville, TX now 15-11 9KO's).  After a feel out round in the first, it was all action for the remainder of the 8-round fight. The scores were 80-72 (x2), 78-74). 
 
Richie "Popeye The Sailor Man" Rivera went toe to toe to win an eight round decision with another slugger in Israel Duffus (Los Angeles, CA now 19-6 16KO's).  The scores were 80-72 (x2), 78-74.

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Comment by PunchyPotorff on 09-19-2019

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Takam is a good solid gatekeeper. A good test for any HW on the way up. [QUOTE=JakeTheBoxer;20066096]Actually i believe Takam beats many ot these new prospects.[/QUOTE] Yes he'd give some of them their…

Comment by Jkp on 09-19-2019

[QUOTE=boliodogs;20065168]Takam is just an average guy hardly worth a thread unless fringe contenders are important to you. He is about a number 25 contender and will never be a champion and may never get another title shot unless a champ…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 09-18-2019

I like Takam, he's not a top draw fighter but he will bring it to his opponent and give a good account of himself.

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 09-18-2019

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;20065919]Takam is a good solid gatekeeper. A good test for any HW on the way up.[/QUOTE] Actually i believe Takam beats many ot these new prospects.

Comment by Robertthebruce on 09-18-2019

[QUOTE=slimPickings;20065543]WAR TAKAM!! There will always be a place for the TAKAMS of this world. Boxing needs them. You want to see if you HW prospect is a fraud or has substance , send him to the school of TAKAM! If…

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