Anthony Joshua confident he'd have knocked Takam out

Anthony Joshua confident he'd have knocked Takam out

British boxer Anthony Joshua says he was being deliberately patient in his heavyweight world-title defence against Carlos Takam.

He retained the WBA and IBF belts with a 10th-round stoppage in Cardiff.

The fight ended when the referee intervened - a decision both fighters have criticised.

Joshua says he's confident he'd have knocked Takam out.

He said: "He was hurt a few times in that fight but I didn’t want to go steaming in.

" I didn't want to look for the knockout, I wanted it to come naturally because sometimes that can lead to my downfall if I'm not careful ."

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