In his first fight since defeating Wladimir Klitschko in a Fight of the Year candidate in April, WBA and IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua defends his titles against mandatory challenger Carlos Takam at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday.
In the United States, the main card is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Showtime. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch Showtime online, on your phone or on another streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services. They cost a monthly fee but all come with a free trial, so you can watch tonight’s fight at no cost:
Amazon Prime: If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch Showtime live through Amazon Channels. The Showtime channel costs just $8.99 per month. It comes with a free 7-day trial, and you can watch on your computer via your browser, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Amazon Video app
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Showtime.com: Showtime’s standalone streaming service allows you to watch Showtime for $10.99 per month. You can watch on your computer via your browser, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Showtime Anytime app
Cruiserweight: Lawrence Okolie vs. Adam Williams
Light Heavyweight: Joshua Buatsi vs. Saidou Sall
Heavyweight: David Allen vs. Scott Saward
Lightweight: Joe Cordina vs. Lesther Cantillano
Lightweight: Anahi Esther Sanchez vs. Katie Taylor
Light Heavyweight: Frank Buglioni vs. Craig Richards
Heavyweight: Dillian Whyte vs. Robert Helenius
Super Flyweight: Khalid Yafai vs. Sho Ishida
Heavyweight: Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam
Joshua’s win over Klitschko, a living legend who previously owned the division, in an instant-classic, back-and-forth slugfest in front of a record crowd at Wembley entrenched him as one of boxing’s biggest stars. But he’s making sure to stay focused in this fight against a lesser opponent.
“We’re going to have to put that Klitschko win to the side at some stage, because boxing is unforgiving. That was that. This is now,” Joshua said. “Carlos is a completely different animal than Klitschko.”
Takam, who got this fight after Kubrat Pulev had to pull out with an injury, has one his last two fights after a loss to Joseph Parker in May of 2016. The 36-year-old is regarded as a massive underdog against Joshua, but he’s confident he’ll take advantage of this opportunity.
“My experience will help me win the fight. I’ve been in there with a champion [Parker],” he said. “I saw Joshua go down [against Klitschko]. I saw he has a weak point, and we’ve been working on targeting that. I’m going to box my way. I’m going to come forward, fight my fight. I believe in myself. It wouldn’t be a shock if I won because of the confidence I have.”