Joshua vs Takam: Carl Froch praises performance of Anthony Joshua
Last Updated: 29/10/17 8:20am
Anthony Joshua’s stoppage over Carlos Takam was not premature, argues Carl Froch, who insists that it’s “onwards and upwards” for the world heavyweight champion.
Sensible people that watch boxing would not argue with that decision. The barbarians (I am a barbarian, I like barbaric finishes after watching Mike Tyson over the years) like to see barbaric finishes.
It was a solid performance - rounds in the bank, on this stage.
I think Howard Foster jumped in at the right time [in my first fight against George Groves] and I thought Phil Edwards jumped in at the right time [in Joshua vs Takam].
It's subjective. It's what you like.
You cannot argue with the decision. It was a great decision. There was only ever going to be one winner.
Both men really fought well tonight. Takam could have pulled out with those cuts.
Overall, a very good performance. He was looking flat. In the last nine minutes, he's 18st and worked very hard, he had to fight from round two when there was a head clash.
I've got nothing but boxes ticked for Joshua. Nothing but praise. It was a solid performance - rounds in the bank, on this stage. It's onwards and upwards for Joshua.