Anthony Joshua defends his WBA ‘Super’ and IBF heavyweight titles this weekend against Carlos Takam in Cardiff.
Joshua was originally due to fight Kubrat Pulev, but the Bulgarian pulled out after suffering a shoulder injury.
Takam is rated at No 3 with the IBF and the Frenchman is now the mandatory challenger to Joshua’s belts following Pulev’s withdrawal.
This is the first time the 28-year-old returns to the ring since his stunning knockout victory over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April.
There will be five other title bouts on the undercard including British boxers such as Dillian Whyte, Joe Cordina and Joshua Buatsi.
Britain’s Dillian Whyte has bagged a fight on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s world title bout.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 15, 2017
The fight will take place at the Principality Stadium, with the main event expected to start around 10pm.
Sky Box Office will be showing the highly-anticipated contest live, but it will cost customers £19.95 to book.
However, if you’re not keen on paying for the fight, the Bierkeller in Cheltenham will be showing it live for free.
— The Bierkeller Chelt (@bierkellerchelt) October 12, 2017
Bierkeller has 15 HDTV screens and has one of the biggest projector screens in Cheltenham, which is perfect for an occasion as big as Joshua vs Takam.
Nick Martindale, who runs Bierkeller, MooMoos and Fever, told the Gloucestershire Echo:“Pulev might have pulled out of the fight due to injury but with Carlos Takam taking his place the show will go on.
“I can personally guarantee that we will have the greatest atmosphere outside of the Principality Stadium”.
Doors open at 7.00pm and the main event will be on all screens after the conclusion of the Rocky Horror Live Show.
— The Bierkeller Chelt (@bierkellerchelt) June 15, 2016
To attend, you need to call Bierkeller at 07484 055335 to guarantee to get on the guest list.
Another place in Cheltenham showing the fight live is Spectre, which can be found on the high street in Cheltenham town centre. There is a warm and welcoming atmosphere with full disabled access. You can order anything from coffee to cocktails, so it’s suitable for everyone.
In addition to that, when the big events are on it gets busy rather quickly. So please arrive early to get entry.
You can also book a table for the evening here:
Yates, which is located in the Promenade shows all Sky Sports, BT Sports and UK Racing televised events and this weekend will be no different.
Doors open at 8.00pm and you can book your table below:
Furthermore in Gloucester, a perfect place to watch the clash is at the Doctors. The bar is located in the centre of Gloucester and has one huge screen and 18 TV screens located around the pub.
With a wide range of drinks, specialising in gins and cocktail, it is the place for you and your friends to enjoy the big event.
Anthony Joshua will now fight Carlos Takam. #JoshuaTakam
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— The Doctors (@Dr_Gloucester) October 16, 2017