Carlos Takam may be 42 years old, an age at which most boxers would be long retired. But he stunned Olympic gold medallist Tony Yoka in Paris on Saturday, handing the French star a damaging second consecutive defeat.

But Takam wants more. He is demanding further big fights and called out Martin Bakole, the heavyweight who beat Yoka previously.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Martin Bakole vs Carlos Takam.


When is Martin Bakole vs Carlos Takam?

Date: Saturday, October 28.

Time: At 12:00 PM ET

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

What has been said:

"I was not happy with that. Seriously, that guy is an Olympic gold medallist. He was a world champion amateur. They cannot say that. You see when [Anthony] Joshua fights, everybody's behind Joshua. They say, 'Go, go AJ.' That guy, he needs support, I'm a big supporter. I'm a big fan of Tony," Takam told Sky Sports. "Because I've seen him grow up.

"I just want to say congratulations to Tony. Some people are going to say, 'Yes, he lost, he's finished.' No, he's not finished."

"He had time to really get ready for this one. He had a perfect fight technically. So that means I need to go back and work."

It was a remark that Yoka himself greatly appreciated. "It makes me feel more confident about the reputation that I have and the only thing I need to do is get back to work," he told Sky Sports.

"Tough fight, I'm really disappointed because compared to last year, last year I had a really bad camp, this time I had a really good camp.

Takam was however concerned at the result being a split decision, when he had appeared to dominate the contest.



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