At the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA) on the morning of 10 July (Kyiv) fans will be Boxing promotion company Top Rank Boxing.
In the main event, 39-year-old French heavyweight of origin Cameroonian Carlos Takam fight against 32-year-old American Jerry Forrest. In soglasna battle undefeated prospect from the United States, Carlos Castro will face Mexican Cesar Juarez.
Initially it was planned that show will be attended by 31-year-old American heavyweight champion Jarrell Miller, but he once again failed a doping test. In the previous attempt he had lost out on a title fight against Anthony Joshua in June 2019. Now Miller in the main fight replaced the Carlos Takam.
Forrest criticized Miller: “We beat people over the head. This is not a scandal. This is real life, attempted murder. You can kill someone with a blow to the head. If you are under doping and strike someone a blow to the head is attempted murder. Are you using a foreign substance in combat sports. It is unacceptable for me. I will never be able to take it.”
Join the fight with Forrest is now ready Carlos Takam. This veteran, who has won the victory over Tony Thompson and Michael Grant, but the victim of failure in large battles with Anthony Joshua, Derek Cooroy, Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin.
For a long time Carlos Takam was considered a rival for Alexander Usik in his debut in the heavyweight division, but this fight in may of last year did not take place due to rupture of the biceps of Ukrainian.
According to the organizers, they were lucky to draw Takama for the main fight. The veteran was training for the last few months and is in shape to take the fight on short notice.
Quotes before the fight
Jerry Forrest: “Here is the politics in Boxing. For me there was no serious promoter, and I lost, but actually won the battle at the Jermaine Franklin. The people know who in fact was better in that battle. As for the current battle, the force of Takama – the pressure and a large number of incoming strikes, but I’m well prepared and I will be in even better shape than he is.
I believe in myself and my victory, whether over Darrellom Miller or his substitute Takama. Takam will be amazed by the power of my punch. I have a unique style of Boxing, I am well trained and I have a strong kick. I will show people what I’m capable of, and they will remember my name. Unlike other heavyweights, in the later rounds I feel just as good as the previous. I’m a really good boxer in the super heavyweight”.
Carlos Takam: “We was preparing to fight Oscar Rivas on July 14, but the opponent withdrew from the fight, so I was ready. I’m glad I got this great opportunity to showcase their skills to the American fans.
We managed to organize a workout, since we live in a mountainous area. The odds in this fight are not equal. Just watch the fight on ESPN. It will be a great show.”
A prediction for the fight – the victory on points Carlos Takama.
Fight card Boxing show in Las Vegas:
- Carlos Takam (France / Cameroon, 38-5-1, 28 KOS) – Jerry Forrest (USA 26-3, 20 KO’s)
- Carlos Castro (USA, 25-0, 10 KOs) – Cesar Juarez (Mexico, 25-8, 19 KOs)
- Josafat Ortiz (Puerto Rico, 7-0, 4 KO’s), Joshua Orta (USA, 6-0, 2 KO’s)
- Fred Wilson, Jr. (6-0-2, 2 KO’s) – Donte Stubbs (6-1, 2 KO’s)
- Peter Cortez (USA, 2-1, 1 KOS), Corey champion (USA, 1-3, 1 KO)
The ceremony of weighing