Carlos Takam could also be 42, an age at which most boxers would have lengthy since retired. However he knocked out Olympic gold medalist Tony Yoka in Paris on Saturday, handing the French star a harmful second consecutive defeat.
However Takam desires extra. He calls for extra large fights and known as Martin Bakole, the heavyweight who beat Yoka earlier than.
“The large lion within the forest is not going to surrender his recreation for a bit one,” Takam roared after his win. “Is Martin Bakole prepared? I would like Sky to prepare this battle.
“Martin Bakole is sort of a little brother to me, like Tony.”
Takam was form after the battle. He had gained over the gang on the Zénith de Paris along with his efficiency, however objected to his new supporters booing Yoka instantly after the battle.
“I wasn’t completely satisfied about that. Severely, this man is an Olympic gold medalist. He was an newbie world champion. They cannot say that. You see when [Anthony] Joshua is combating, everyone seems to be behind Joshua. They are saying, ‘Come on, come on AJ.’ This man, he wants help, I am an enormous supporter. I am a giant fan of Tony,” Takam informed Sky Sports activities. “As a result of I’ve seen him develop up.
“I simply wish to congratulate Tony. Some persons are going to say, ‘Yeah, he misplaced, he is completed.’ No, he hasn’t completed.”
He was, nonetheless, involved that the end result was a cut up determination, as Takam appeared to dominate the competition.
“After all I used to be nervous, as a result of on the final lap I injured my shoulder. I could not transfer [his right arm]. I used to be like, ‘Oh it is over,'” he mentioned. “Oh my God, what am I going to do? However I attempted, I labored my jab, I labored my hook, my left hook. I attempted every part to win this battle.
“I really feel good. I ready actually exhausting for this battle. I imply on this camp, I labored like loopy,” he continued. “Tony, I’ve respect for him.
“I am actually proud of this victory as a result of it was not straightforward.”
Martin Bakole has additionally confirmed himself as a world-class contender.
He mentioned he needed a giant world title battle in 2023 and when requested what large title he needed he mentioned, “Daniel Dubois.
“I fought him twice and I ended him twice in fight,” Bakole mentioned.
“He is aware of and his group is aware of, so I believe I might cease him within the first or second spherical. I look to the WBA. I’ve the quantity two rating. Why not Daniel Dubois as a result of he’s the common champion on this second ?
“I name him. I would like him prepared for me.
“I would like this battle. I can not wait. I am ready too lengthy. Persons are hiding as a result of they do not wish to battle me.
“I made the error of combating them within the gymnasium, however now there are not any extra excuses.”
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