- Joe Joyce vs Carlos Takam goes Saturday, July 24th, 2021 at 2:15 PM EST
- Who hoists up heavyweight hardware this weekend?
- Check out the fight odds, analysis, and predictions below
Joe Joyce vs Carlos Takam is a heavyweight clash set to transpire at Wembley Arena in London. This boxing bout broadcasts on FITE TV.
The WBC silver and WBO international heavyweight titles are on the line here, with Joyce and Takam in the champion and challenger roles respectively.
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Joe Joyce vs Carlos Takam Odds
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Odds as of July 21st
It initially seemed like Joyce was trending towards a WBO title eliminator versus Oleksandr Usyk.
The dissolving of Fury vs Joshua, Fury vs Wilder III controversies, and subsequently Joshua vs Usyk being booked put the kibosh on that idea, and here we are.
Carlos Takam’s Return to Title Contention?
Carlos Takam has been fighting as a pro for over fifteen years and has over forty pro bouts to his credit. While he is a 40-year-old competitor, Takam is also a former world title contender and someone who has won several fights consecutively.
Carlos Takam is riding a four-fight win streak heading into the weekend. His last bout saw him garner a unanimous decision win over Jerry Forrest last July.
Joyce has put out accusations of Takam ducking him in a past Las Vegas sparring session. The war of words ramps up closer and closer to fight day for these two bruisers.
Carlos Takam sees himself as being in a position to shock Joe Joyce and halt the momentum Joyce has been accruing.
Takam is an individual who has been in there with warriors like Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin, and Joseph Parker to name a few.
Joe Joyce’s World Title Path
Joe Joyce is the reigning British Commonwealth, as well as European champion, and looks to impress in his first fight of the calendar year.
All but one of Joyce’s pro bouts, a unanimous decision win over Bryant Jennings in July 2019, have been wrapped up inside the distance.
Joyce’s last outing was his emphatic drubbing of the highly touted Daniel Dubois. Their November championship clash ended via tenth-round KO as the 2016 Olympic silver medalist extended his pro-winning streak to twelve straight contests.
Joyce has a five-inch height advantage and has a superior finishing rate overall.
Conversely, Takam has the edge in terms of the depths of his efforts within professional pugilism.
Joe Joyce vs Carlos Takam Tale of the Tape
|Bermane Stiverne, Bryant Jennings, Daniel Dubois||Significant Wins||Frans Botha, Michael Grant, Fabio Maldonado|
Ultimately, I do not think that this twelve-round contest will encroach into the ringing of the final bell.
I think there’s good value in going with a prop bet on this heavyweight affair, not going the distance (-330). Also, I believe there is good value in going with props on Joyce winning via KO or TKO (-240), but I’m a tad uncertain with the over/under.
This is reflected in the relative parity of the line set by oddsmakers (-105) for over eight and a half rounds and (-115) for under eight and a half rounds).
That being said, I think Joe Joyce secures the finish somewhere between the seventh and ninth rounds (+240). This is informed by the confluence of Joyce’s finishing ability and the durability that Takam has previously shown as he has only been halted in those later rounds.
Pick: Joe Joyce (-1000)