Oleksandr Usyk vs. Carlos Takam - POSTPONED

Uysk vs. Takam Winner and How?

  • Oleksandr Usyk Stoppage

    Votes: 3 30.0%
  • Oleksandr Usyk Decision

    Votes: 7 70.0%
  • Carlos Takam Decision

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Carlos Takam Stoppage

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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Jun 3, 2012
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I see it going the distance. It's exciting to see Usyk finally at heavyweight, but there are more interesting and better suited opponents available for him. Takam's a small heavy, so it isn't going to look too dissimilar to Usyk's cruiserweight fights -- I'd rather see him bashing around bigger guys like Michael Hunter has been doing recently :yep
 
I see it going the distance. It's exciting to see Usyk finally at heavyweight, but there are more interesting and better suited opponents available for him. Takam's a small heavy, so it isn't going to look too dissimilar to Usyk's cruiserweight fights -- I'd rather see him bashing around bigger guys like Michael Hunter has been doing recently :yep
I see it going the distance aswell. I reckon Takam goes the full 12 but loses every round...
 
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I see it going the distance aswell. I reckon Takam goes the full 12 but loses every round...

Yep.

Takam isn't very mobile, but he IS durable.

If Usyk can put him down, it would be a huge statement, and that's really the main reason to be excited about this fight.
But sadly, that's a very unlikely scenario.

I'm not at all sold on the idea of Usyk as a HW, though I do remain hopeful.
 
Yep.

Takam isn't very mobile, but he IS durable.

If Usyk can put him down, it would be a huge statement, and that's really the main reason to be excited about this fight.
But sadly, that's a very unlikely scenario.

I'm not at all sold on the idea of Usyk as a HW, though I do remain hopeful.
I read reports of Usyk giving Wlad nightmares a few years ago. I hope he can make a dent in the division...
 

Dazl1212

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Decent test for his first heavy.

I would have liked to see him in with a big rangy guy to see how he adjusts to that, but there's time for that.
 

tommygun711

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I read reports of Usyk giving Wlad nightmares a few years ago. I hope he can make a dent in the division...
the fact that Povetkin wanted a tuneup before fighting Usyk speaks volumes about Usyk's presence at HW. Usyk got the HW division SHOOK. I didn't know that about Usyk sparring Wlad, I would love to see a video of those sessions.

I think Usyk is one of the only guys that could potentially beat Joshua.

Decent test for his first heavy.

I would have liked to see him in with a big rangy guy to see how he adjusts to that, but there's time for that.
Agreed. Pulev-Usyk would probably be an interesting chess match/jabbing fest.
 
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I like the fight, it's a good measuring stick to see how good Usyk will be at HW. Takam is battle tested & is sure to give Usyk some issues early on.
Its really not a good fight, Takam is like 5 ft 11 and got recently got ktfo by Chisora, Usyk, Breidis, Gassiev could all move up and beat Takam with ease hes really not that good, makes no sense to fight the smallest heavyweight out there when everyone else is much taller
 
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Its really not a good fight, Takam is like 5 ft 11 and got recently got ktfo by Chisora, Usyk, Breidis, Gassiev could all move up and beat Takam with ease hes really not that good, makes no sense to fight the smallest heavyweight out there when everyone else is much taller
It makes perfect sense. Give Usyk a chance to get used to the weight. Also a chance to put a recognizable HW scalp on his resume, so as to increase the status / finances of later, more difficult fights.

Remember, there's no guarantee Usyk will do well at HW.
Two words: David Haye.
- And Haye clearly hit harder than Usyk. He was probably faster, overall, as well. So how did THAT turn out?
 
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It makes perfect sense. Give Usyk a chance to get used to the weight. Also a chance to put a recognizable HW scalp on his resume, so as to increase the status / finances of later, more difficult fights.

Remember, there's no guarantee Usyk will do well at HW.
Two words: David Haye.
- And Haye clearly hit harder than Usyk. He was probably faster, overall, as well. So how did THAT turn out?
But David Haye has nothing to do with Usyk completely different styles, Haye would have ktfo Takam whose smaller than him, Usyk will outbox Takam easily or stop him late

Beating Takam doesnt help him get used to any heayweight with a height or reach advantage, plus Takam just got ktfo by Chisora which shows he is almost shot,

Usyk weighs more on fight night than Wilder, he only needs to put on 10-15lbs of weight to be a full heavyweight, people are looking into getting used to the weight too much, its getting used to the height and reach of his opponents

If Usyk loses to Joshua, Wilder or Fury its nothing to do with his actual weight its to do with the dimensions of them same reason Haye lost to Wlad he was too small
 
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Usyk weighs more on fight night than Wilder, he only needs to put on 10-15lbs of weight to be a full heavyweight, people are looking into getting used to the weight too much, its getting used to the height and reach of his opponents
I must admit, that's a pretty good point.
 
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I've been reading on comments section of news sites people saying takam is a better fighter than povetkin and gave aj problem... Have they forgotten povetkin knocked him out?
 
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:lol: that poster looks hilarious. They did too much of a touch-up. Both fighters look like teenagers when they're well into their 30's.
 
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God, I hope that doesn't mean we'll be seeing Hunter/Usyk: II at HW. By the way, that win over Hunter grew immensely. I remember people were saying Hunter was a scrub that gave Usyk a tough fight for a few rounds, IIRC.

I knew Hunter's best win would be Bakole, though. Ustinov was a solid name, but Bakole was a young up-and-coming HW. He got a pretty big push, but people seem to have forgotten as soon as he lost to Hunter.
 
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