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African boxer gives Anthony Joshua a test

ON THE ATTACK: Anthony Joshua (left) goes on the offensive in Cardiff

HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD champion Anthony Joshua has targeted WBC kingpin Deontay Wilder after overcoming gutsy Carlos Takam in the Principality Stadium, Cardiff on Saturday night.

The referee stopped the fight in the 10th round after Joshua rocked his opponent, who was battling on despite a bad cut over his eye. Briton Joshua picked up an injury of his own early on and may have broken his nose after a clash of heads.

It was a brave display by Cameroon-born Takam, 36, who took the fight with 12 days' notice after Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev picked up an injury.

The African fighter put Joshua through a far tougher test than many expected and never appeared fazed by Joshua's pressure.

Despite the 76,000 crown wanting the fight to continue it was clear that Joshua was ahead in the fight. "Unfortunately, the ref stopped it. I think people wanted to see Takam on the floor and I was getting there," said Joshua.

"It feels like (a broken nose), he started catching up in the later rounds and it would have been a disaster if I'd lost. But I kept my composure and continued to fight."

While Takam suggested he wanted an unlikely rematch, Joshua has his sights set on big name opponents which will inc;lude - Wilder and possibly fellow Brit Tyson Fury next year.

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