For the 20th time in his career, Anthony Joshua knocked out an opponent, as he defended his WBA and IBF titles, albeit in controversial consequence. Carlo Takam, French born Cameroonian, was Joshua’s challenger this time, like in his previous bouts, the British Nigerian came out victorious after the referee stopped the fight in the 10th round.
Many were of the opinion that the decision to stop the fight was a wrong call by the man in the middle, after Takam gave a good account of himself.
However, like every other global Sporting event, this sold out bout was followed on social media, especially twitter, and we have some of the best reactions.
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Anthony Joshua just got Wizkid's song, Ojuelegba played in front of 74,500 people by using it as his entrance theme song at his sold out #JoshuaTakam fight in Cardiff.
That's a brother supporting another brother. It doesn't take anything for you to support others.
— Isima (@IsimaOdeh) October 28, 2017
Must be a feel good day for Anthony Joshua, because his team(Manchester United) won the same day he won an important match. And also, the winning goal was scored by his name sake, ANTHONY Martial.
— Oja! (@OjaZaddy) October 29, 2017
Ojuelegba by Wizkid was Anthony Joshua's entrance theme song at the sold out#JoshuaTakam fight at 74,500 capacity Principality Stadium.
— STANDARD GUY (@OtunbaHadeniyi) October 29, 2017
Boxing or wrestling? #JoshuaTakam pic.twitter.com/14HExRzJ8Z
— Deji Faremi (@deejayfaremi) October 29, 2017
So Nigeria beat Cameroon last night again. #JoshuaTakam
— TRICK 🇦🇷 (@chimeXie_) October 29, 2017
@Ibra_official shows Love poses with @anthonyfjoshua 's belts backstage #JoshuaTakam pic.twitter.com/C9M9akIqtq
— Hoodar (@hoodarti) October 29, 2017
I think the ref was right to stop the fight, AJ was going to destroy him anyways, plus we don’t know what the doctor said to him the second time he was called up @anthonyfjoshua #joshuatakam
— DN (@TheDanNott) October 29, 2017
Friend: Olumaxi do a free artwork for me now
— olumaxi™️ (@olumaxia) October 29, 2017
This was just the type of fight, experience & adversity that @anthonyfjoshua needed. He wasn’t at his best, but sometimes, u won’t always be & it’s those times u hav 2find a way. Some fall apart after broke nose. He remained composed and controlled fight #JoshuaTakam
— Lennox Lewis, CBE, CM (@LennoxLewis) October 28, 2017
Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua maintains his amazing knockout-to-win ratio at 100%, 20-0 after win over Carlos Takam #JoshuaTakam pic.twitter.com/FYqKIqAR6W
— NTA News (@NTANewsNow) October 29, 2017
Takam was never going win. Joshua was ending him but the referee ended it too early. Big test for Joshua, Takam is an animal #JoshuaTakam
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) October 29, 2017
Before we end this, we want you to tell us what you think- do you think the referee ended the fight early or he did the right thing?
This particular person believes it was a wrong call,
Do you share similar sentiment? Let us know in the comment section.