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Joshua and Takam.

Tony Bellew makes his prediction for Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam

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Anthony Joshua looks to extend his professional boxing career to 20-0 this evening as he takes on Carlos Takam at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

The undefeated Brit has been in very confident mood over the past few weeks in the build-up to the fight, and why not, he's got every reason to be.

Not only has he won every single professional fight, his last one came at Wembley against heavyweight legend Wladimir Klitschko.

Many said Joshua's career would be decided on the big fights, with fans claiming he hadn't had one of them until he met the Ukrainian in London.

After meeting him, and defeating him via knockout, it's safe to say Joshua's career has taken off, and his future knows no bounds.

An 11th round stoppage was enough for Joshua last time out, but many are predicting a quicker night this evening for the Brit, who wasn't even meant to be fighting Takam.

As everyone knows, it was in fact Kubrat Pulev who was meant to be Joshua's opponent, but a shoulder injury in training meant that he had to withdraw, opening to door for Takam.

With the fight now just a matter of hours away, everyone is making their last minute predictions, and fellow boxer Tony Bellew is no different.

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Speaking to Sky Sports, Bellew made his call for tonight's heavyweight bout, and somewhat unsurprisingly, he's backing his countryman.

However, he does expect Takam to give it a good go early doors.

He said: "I think Takam will try and get on his chest and make a couple of rough moments early on, but his speed and size will take over.

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"Takam will get hit multiple times, continuously, and there will be no way out for him. Joshua has that killer instinct and we will see that again.

"I can see Joshua wanting to get some rounds in but you just don't know, it could be over when he wants it to be over.

"I am going to say Joshua in the middle rounds, between four and eight."

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