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Pulev out, Takam in: Anthony Joshua to fight new opponent

PICTURED: Anthony Joshua

ANTHONY JOSHUA will now defend his IBF and WBA heavyweight world titles against Carlos Takam after Kubrat Pulev withdrew through injury.

Pulev suffered a shoulder injury in sparring, resulting in Takam taking his place.

According to Eddie Hearn. the Cameroonian-french 36-year-old had been on standby for the fight.

COMPETITOR: Carlos Takam

"I received a call from [promoter] Kalle Sauerland late afternoon to inform me that Pulev had injured his shoulder and may be ruled out of the fight - this was later confirmed by his doctor," he added.

"IBF rules state that the mandatory will go to the next fighter in line, which is Carlos Takam."

The fight is scheduled for October 28 at Cardiff's Principality Stadium, with more than 70,000 tickets already sold.

It will be Joshua's first fight since beating Wladimir Klitschko in April.

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