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Joshua at career-high weight for fight against Takam

October 27, 2017

Britain's Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua, left, and challenger Carlos Takam pose during the weigh-in at Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Joshua will take on Takam in a world title fight in Cardiff on Saturday. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Anthony Joshua will fight at the heaviest weight of his professional career when he defends his IBF and WBA heavyweight belts against Carlos Takam in Cardiff on Saturday.

Joshua weighed in at 254.8 pounds (115.6 kilograms) on Friday. Takam came in at 225.5 pounds (102.3 kilograms).

It is Joshua’s first fight since beating Wladimir Klitschko in April, when the British boxer weighed in at 239.8 pounds (108.8 kilograms).

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