Joe DeGuardia On Carlos Takam: “He Would Love To Fight Fury”

Carlos Takam A Leading Candidate To Fight Tyson Fury On December 5

Tyson Fury (left), Carlos Takam
Tyson Fury (left), Carlos Takam

Carlos Takam A Leading Candidate To Fight Tyson Fury On December 5


Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) has decided to move on from the third fight against ex-champ Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) and will now fight what is essentially a homecoming contest on December 5 in London. The question now becomes, with Wilder out of the picture, who will the champ fight instead?

Many would welcome the chance to fight the British big man known as the “Gypsy King”. However, a leading candidate that is starting to emerge from the pack is former world Heavyweight title challenger Carlos Takam (39-5-1, 28 KOs). And during an interview with Sky Sports, Joe DeGuardia, co-promoter of Takam and president of Star Boxing, says they are seeking the bout.

“Certainly, I believe that when you look at who is out there and who is available, Carlos would probably be the best guy out there to fight Fury.

He’s got a tremendous background story, and I think Fury is great for the game. So certainly, being a fight of that magnitude and having the opportunity for Carlos to fight a fight of that magnitude against Fury would be great.

This would be a rare time for Carlos when he would have the proper opportunity to train. That AJ fight was on short notice. This one, he’s training and ready and Carlos would certainly love the opportunity to fight Fury.

He would love to fight Fury, he believes he would win the fight. He’s looking forward to an opportunity if we can make the deal.”

IS TAKAM A CREDIBLE OPPONENT?

The 39-year-old has both name recognition and boxing pedigree. He went ten rounds during a failed challenge against unified Heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) in October 2017 and has also fought the likes of former WBO heavyweight champ Joseph Parker (27-2, 21 KOs), current WBC “Interim” and former WBA “Regular” heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (36-2-1, 25 KOs) and contender Dereck Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs).

Fans of the sport not only know who Takam is, but what he brings to the table as a fighter. So a Fury – Takam fight in London would be viable both locally and by the masses at large. Asked by Sky when a deal could be finalized, DeGuardia said it could happen fairly quickly.

Along with Takam, Oscar Rivas (26-1, 18 KOs) and Agit Kabayel (20-0, 13) are also in the running to face Fury on December 5. Stay tuned to 3KingsBoxing for updates on this developing and fluid story.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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