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Anthony Joshua retained his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles on Saturday night, after he beat Carlos Takam in front of a world record indoor fight crowd of an estimated 76,000 under the roof at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.
There’s controversy however after the referee, Phil Edwards, stopped the fight in the 10th round after Joshua caught Takam with a hook-uppercut combination and was moving in to land more blows.
The France-based Cameroonian, who was fighting at 12 days’ notice as an injury replacement for Kubrat Pulev, was left bitterly disappointed by the decision, which was loudly booed by the Welsh fans.
But in reality it was a fair stoppage, with Takam bloodied and sustaining heavy damage.