Carlos Takam says July 9 fight vs. Jerry Forrest is no 50-50 fight

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Carlos Takam, the veteran heavyweight, gloves up the night of July 9, in the main event on ESPN, topping a Top Rank card with dance partner Jerry Forrest.

I checked in with Takam, promoted by Joe DeGuardia and Star Boxing. How has his COVID time been?

“I’ve just been staying at home, keeping safe,” the 39 year old fighter stated. Home now is Henderson, Nevada, for the man born in Cameroon.

“We were training for a fight but the opponent dropped out so we were pretty much ready to fight anyway,” he told RING, referring to a planned faceoff with Oscar Rivas, who got pulled for an injury.

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“I’m happy to take this great opportunity to showcase my skills to the American fans,” Takam continued.

And, but of course, he has some thoughts on the circumstances that brings him into the ring against Forrest Thursday night. “I thought Jarrell Miller had learned his lesson,” said the 38-5-1 boxer, who debuted as a pro in 2005.

NOTE: Here is an update on the possible length of the ban Miller will likely receive from the Nevada commission.

Takam comes in on a three fight win streak, against sub A grade foes. In his last outing, he snagged a decision over Fabio Maldonado. (See below.)

Takam suffered back to back losses, to Anthony Joshua and then Dereck Chisora before that, 2017 into 2018. His best wins have been against Tony Thompson, Michael Grant and Frans Botha.

For the record, Team Takam is his coach Dwight Yarde, manager Barry Mamadou and and also Emanuel Rosi — plus DeGuardia. That fact, in the current environment, is I think even more pertinent than before. Who helps you saddle up for the ride as coronavirus makes the rounds, that isn’t a thing to be taken for granted now, so much…

Takam said that his training has been solid. “We have managed to train, as we live in the mountains which is semi rural.”

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OK, so is this a 50-50 fight, on paper?

“No, it’s not, tune in you will see why,” Takam said in closing.

“Just watch the fight on ESPN, it’s gonna be a big show!”

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