ESPN Boxing Results: Carlos Takam Defeats Jerry Forrest
Carlos Takam vs Jerry Forrest
Heavyweight contender Carlos Takam (39-5-1, 28 KOs) proved tonight at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada that he still has life in those 39 year old bones.
His opponent on the night in Jerry Forrest (26-4, 20 KOs) was lethargic for most of the night. He seldom threw combinations as he was looking for one shot to end the night. Unfortunately for Forrest, that big shot never came as he was on the losing end of a unanimous decision.
Fred Wilson Jr vs Donte Stubbs
After picking up the first loss in his young career during his last ring appearance, Donte Stubbs (7-1, 2 KOs) bounced back in a big way.
Stubbs came out of the gates fast to start off his contest against Fred Wilson Jr (6-1-2, KOs). He consistently pushed his man back while applying heavy pressure. Stubbs winged big shots which for the most part, hit nothing but air. In the third and fifth rounds however, Stubbs dropped his man with a right hand. From there, it was smooth sailing as he cruised to a unanimous decision victory.
Joshafat Ortiz vs Joshua Orta
A pair of undefeated fighters graced the ring at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas when Joshua Orta (7-1, 2 KOs) took on Joshafat Ortiz (8-0, 4 KOs).
It was nonstop leather from the opening bell as both man landed hard shots to kick things off. It was the pace of Ortiz however, which dictated the action early on. Not to be outdone, Orta came on strong during the second half of the fight. It was simply a case of too little too late as Ortiz walked away with the victory.
The final scores of the contest were as followed: 57-57 and two scores of 58-56 all in favor of Ortiz.
Carlos Takam vs Jerry Forrest: Fight Preview and Weigh-in Results
By: Hans Themistode
Heavyweight contender Carlos Takam has little time to waste. At the age of 39 and having failed in his lone attempt to win a world title in October of 2018 against Anthony Joshua, Takam can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
However, with three straight victories under his belt, he is making one final push to contend for a championship once again. His latest opportunity to headline another fight card, came courtesy of perpetual cheater Jarrell Miller.
The Brooklyn born Miller was slated to take on Jerry Forrest tomorrow night at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Those plans were immediately scrapped once Miller failed a pre-fight drug test. Fans and media members castigated Miller. Takam however, praised his drug cheating ways as he was chosen to fill in and take on Forrest.
The COVID-19 infected sports world will now be watching Forrest. Something that he hasn’t always been comfortable with. The fringe contender has come up short in his three most high profiled fights against Michael Hunter, Gerald Washington and most recently Jermaine Franklin.
Even with those blunders, the Louisiana born product can find himself on the road to title contention with a win over Takam in the main event tomorrow night which will air on ESPN at 8 PM ET.
For the entire fight card weigh-ins, scroll below.
Carlos Takam 245.7 pounds (38-5-1, 28 KOs) vs Jerry Forrest 225.6 pounds (26-3, 20 KOs)
Carlos Castro 123.8 pounds (25-0, 10 KOs) vs Cesar Juarez 124.4 pounds (25-8, 19 KOs)
Joshafat Ortiz 130.8 pounds (7-0, 4 KOs) vs Joshua Orta 132.7 pounds (6-0, 2 KOs)
Fred Wilson Jr. 159 pounds (6-0-2, 2 KOs) vs Donte Stubbs 159.5 pounds (6-1, 2 KOs)
Peter Cortez 147.5 pounds (2-1, 1 KO) vs Corey Champion 147.6 pounds (1-3, 1 KO)