Betting tips for the WBA Heavyweight Super Championship 28th October

Anthony Joshua faces off with Carlos Takam on October 28 (Photo: Instagram)


This year’s WBA Heavyweight Super Champion will be decided with a fight between Anthony Joshua and Carlos Takam, which is due to take place in Cardiff on the 28th of October. The venue for this major event on the boxing calendar will be the Principality Stadium – the Welsh national stadium – and millions are set to watch either via pay-per-view or live at the venue. This match is only one of several on the card for the night, but it is clearly the main event, so who is likely to emerge victorious at the end of the fight?

This fight was originally supposed to have been between Joshua and Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria, only for the latter to drop out of it due to an injury. Obviously this is a disappointment for fans, but the title fight will still be going ahead, with Carlos Takam taking the place of Pulev. Takam hails from Cameroon and has a decent career record of 35 wins from 39 fights – with 27 of those coming via KO. Despite this he is a rather unlikely choice to replace Pulev and face off against Joshua, who won the IBF title last year and added the WBA one to it by beating Wladimir Klitschko during the spring of this year.

Takram has not achieved anything on that scale during his professional boxing career and this is reflected in the current odds for the fight at bookmakers’ sites. They have Joshua at 1/25 to win this fight, with Takram on 33/2 – suggesting that they think there is little doubt about who will be WBA Heavyweight Super Champion by the end of the night. Admittedly, it is not hard to see why they feel this way, when you look at the record of Joshua alongside his title wins. He has won all 19 of his professional fights thus far, with every one of these wins coming through a KO, which is a record that surely earns him the right to be the overwhelming betting favourite. There is little question that Pulev would have been a more challenging match up for him – as the Bulgarian has lost only one of 26 professional fights.

Should the unfancied Takam win it will be one of the biggest upsets in modern boxing history. His best chance may come from the fact that, as Joshua acknowledged, he has a different style to Pulev and Joshua had been training with the latter’s style in mind. Taking his more illustrious opponent by surprise may Takam’s only hope of springing an upset, but if you feel that he is worth an outside bet then you can do so using a betting app these days. The best place to find the top sports bet apps is, which is an app store dedicated to these and online casino apps and contains reviews and ratings of each one.

This is an odd fight, and slightly anticlimactic due to the withdrawal of Pulev, with his replacement really being up against it. It is very hard to see anything other than an Anthony Joshua win, due to superior skill and title fight know-how.

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