Anthony Joshua had predicted it would take him ten rounds to break down Carlos the Parisian jackal with a cement head.
So it proved. Although the defeated Monsieur Takam was not alone in complaining that AJ had not been allowed to finish the job.
The unheralded Afro-Frenchman was bleeding from cuts above both eyes as Joshua unloaded in the tenth round under the roof of Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.
Relive all the action from Cardiff with Sportsmail as we covered all the thrills and spills throughout the evening culminating with Joshua’s victor over Takam.
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