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Carlos Takam vs Joe Joyce Prediction | Saturday, July 24th 2021 at Wembley Arena
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Carlos Takam vs Joe Joyce Prediction | Saturday, July 24th 2021 at Wembley Arena

by Jimmy KourebisJuly 21, 2021
Joe Joyce

+600 (BET365)

Carlos Takam

-1250 (BET365)

Record: 12-0,11 KOs

KO %: 91.67%

Age: 35

Nationality: UK 

Height: 6’-6”

Reach: 80”

Record: 39-5-1, 28 KOs

KO %: 62.22%

Age: 40

Nationality: Cameroon/France 

Height: 6’-1 ½ “

Reach: 80 ½ “

Carlos Takam vs Joe Joyce Prediction

Undefeated Joy “Juggernaut” Joyce looks to continue his rise up the heavyweight ranks (#13) when he takes on the dangerous Carlos Takam (#24) in London this weekend. Joyce was eyeing a fight with Oleksandr Usyk, but the fight fell through once Fury vs Joshua fell apart.

In Takam, Joyce gets a tough competitor that is difficult to knock out. Takam gave heavyweight champion Joshua a great test in their 2017 bout, before being stopped in the 10th round. Takam is the gatekeeper in this bout, having faced everyone from Josuha, Povetkin, Chisora and Parker, losing all 4 fights. A victory for Joyce will put him in line for heavyweight super fights against the elite of the division as he has the backing of the UK fight fans.

The key to victory for Joyce is establishing his jab, which allotted 79.6% of his total output in his last fight. In this same fight, Joyce averaged 10.7 landed jabs per round. By doing so he was able to get the knockout in the 10th round against opponent Daniel Dubois. A similar path to victory is needed for Joyce in this fight. Takam has stayed active winning his last 4 fights, 3 by unanimous decision and the other being a knockout.

Will Joyce propel to the upper level of the division? Will Takam show he has more left in the tank than expected? This 12 round heavyweight bout will be held at the Wembley Arena in London, beginning at 10 pm.

Fighters Forum

Carlos Takam

“It’s going to be a big test for Joe Joyce”
“For me it’s not a test, because I’ve fought other people like [Alexander] Povetkin, [Anthony] Joshua, I’ve fought a lot of big names. So, for me it’s just to prove for my UK fans that I’m back and I’m a problem in that division.

Joe Joyce

“I have had tough tests throughout my career so why stop? This is a great fight. Takam brings an all-action fight and it is going to be a good one. I want to give the fans what they want to see. This will lead on to some better fights, but I am not overlooking him.”

Fight Stats

  • Joyce has boxed a total of 53 rounds in his 12 pro bouts.
  • His average fight ends inside 4.4 rounds. He has a knockout percentage of 92%.
  • His 12 pro bouts have ended within 41% of the total scheduled rounds.
  • Takam has boxed a total of 239 rounds in his 45 pro bouts. His average fight ends inside 5.3 rounds.
  • He has a knockout percentage of 62%.
  • His 45 pro bouts have ended within 61% of the total scheduled rounds.

Fight Prediction

Joe Joyce breaks down Takam with his jab, with a game Takam bringing him into the late rounds. Joe Joyce wins by TKO in the second half of the fight.

Best Bet

Joe Hoyce to win in rounds 7-12
+130


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Jimmy Kourebis
Jimmy is a gaming professional from Toronto, Canada. His educational background includes business, finance and data analytics. He stays updated on all sports but focuses primarily on Football and Boxing/MMA news. Outside of the sports world Jimmy enjoys researching stocks, working out, traveling, reading and listening to audiobooks. He looks forward to sharing his research, opinions and betting picks with Sports 2.0 readers. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.