Joe Joyce vs. Carlos Takam Stats: Height, Weight, Age, Reach, Net Worth, and More

Published 07/24/2021, 1:10 AM EDT


British heavyweight Joe Joyce will meet Cameroonian Frenchman Carlos Takam in the boxing ring on Saturday, July 24th. The fight will take place at Wembley Arena in London and will be broadcast on FITE TV. With his WBO Silver and WBC International heavyweight belts on the line, this could be Joe Joyce’s toughest challenge yet.

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In a recent interview hosting both fighters, Carlos Takam shared that his English counterpart has not yet faced an opponent as tough and experienced as him. Joe Joyce responded by acknowledging his opponent’s in-ring experience.

What makes this bout critical is that this could be a make-or-break fight for both heavyweights. The winner of the main-event clash on Saturday could secure a title contention opportunity against either Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk.

Before the two head into battle on Saturday, here’s everything you need to know about Joe Joyce and Carlos Takam.

Carlos Takam: Attributes and Net Worth

Carlos Takam (40) is a former heavyweight title challenger. He stands at 6 ft 1½ inches, has a reach of 80″. Takam weighed in at 248 lbs for this fight. Over his 46 career fights, he has bagged 39 wins (28 knockouts), 5 losses, and 1 draw.

Over the years, Carlos Takam has seen incremental increases in his net fight payouts. He secured his first major earning of $10,000 from his fight against Gbenga Oloukun in 2011. Since then, his average payouts have increased over time. Takam’s biggest guaranteed payouts have been against three big names in the heavyweight division:

1. Alexander Povetkin – $400,000 (2014)

2. Anthony Joshua – $1.5 million (2017)

3. Dereck Chisora – $500,000 (2018)

Joe Joyce: Attributes and net worth

British heavyweight Joe Joyce (35) is relatively new to the sport. At the weigh-in, the 6’6″ tall Joyce towered over Takam. ‘Juggernaut’, who has a reach of 80″, weighed in heavier than his opponent at 263 lbs. Having started his professional boxing career in 2017, Joyce is undefeated in his 12 bouts and has 11 KO wins.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Joe Joyce celebrates victory over Bermane Stiverne after the Commonwealth Heavyweight Title fight between Joe Joyce and Bermane Stiverne at The O2 Arena on February 23, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Joyce has an estimated net worth of nearly $2 million. Being with promoter Frank Warren, his primary earning sources have been from guaranteed payouts, additional PPV shares, and external brand endorsements and sponsorships. Joe Joyce generated his highest earnings from big names in the division-

1. Michael Wallisch – $500,000 (2018)

2. Daniel Dubois – $1 million (2020)

Takam vs Joyce: Fight preview

While both fighters have similar reaches, Joyce will definitely look to capitalize on his height. Takam might try to close the distance at all times to connect more effectively. However, Joyce could find it easier to attempt knockout uppercuts if his opponent fails to maintain sufficient distance.

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That being said, facing taller opponents is not new to Carlos Takam. Even though the Anthony Joshua fight was stopped in round 10, he proved he can land effectively against a taller fighter. Takam’s major competitive advantage going into this fight would be his takeaways from his long career in the ring.

How do you think this fight is going to play out?

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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