Carlos Takam Age, Career, Boxing, Family and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Carlos Takam. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Carlos do for a living?
  2. Who are Carlos’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Carlos’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Carlos married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Carlos have any children?
  6. Where is Carlos now?
  7. How tall is Carlos?
  8. How much money does Carlos earn?
  9. What is Carlos’s net worth?

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Who is Carlos Takam?

Armand Carlos Netsing Takam is a professional Cameroonian-born French boxer. He has challenged once for the unified WBA (Super), IBF, and IBO heavyweight titles in 2017. As an amateur, he represented Cameroon at the 2004 Olympics.

How Old Is Carlos Takam?

He is 41 years old as of September 2022, having been born on December 6, 1980, in Douala, Cameroon. Carlos shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; EvanTubeHD, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Paddy Holland, Millie Davis, and many more.

Carlos Takam Family

Who are Carlos Takam Parents and Siblings?

His secretive nature has shown up in his personal life. He has managed to keep his family background very private. In case there is news regarding his parents and siblings, we will update it here as soon as possible.

Carlos Takam Education

Information regarding where he received his high school/college education is not mentioned on the internet.

Carlos Takam Marital Status

On his love life matters, he is seen as a person who hates drama and loves his privacy. He has managed to keep his marriage/dating life low-key thus leaving many with a lot of unanswered questions. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.

A Photo of Carlos Takam

A Photo of Carlos Takam

Carlos Takam Kids

According to his Instagram profile, it shows that he has three kids. However, his kids’ names are not mentioned on the internet.

Carlos Takam Career

An Amateur Career

Before turning professional, he competed at the 2003 All-Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria, where he captured the bronze medal in his weight division. In 2004, he represented his native Cameroon at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. However, he was beaten in the round of 16 by Egypt’s Mohamed Aly. Carlos went on to qualify for the Athens Games by winning the gold medal at the 1st AIBA African 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Casablanca, Morocco. In the decisive final of the event, he went on to defeat Angolan fighter, Georgio Cabta.

A Professional Career

An Early Career

On December 10, 2005, he made his professional debut in France, when he defeated Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf of Belgium. By the end of 2008, he went on to build p a record of 17-0. However, in June 2009, his first loss as a professional came when he lost t undefeated French prospect Gregory Tony by unanimous decision over eight rounds. Following this loss, he went on to gain four knockout wins by the end of 2010. His first fight of 2011 was against Gbenga Oluokun of Nigeria.

Carlos went on to win the bout by stoppage in the sixth round after Oluokun retired on his stool. By beating Oluokun, he picked up the vacant WBO Africa heavyweight title. On December 2, 2011, he defeated Samir Kurtagc. On March 31, 2012, he faced former world title challenger Frans Botha. There, he won the fight via knockout in the 11th round to retain his WBO Africa heavyweight title and also pick up to vacant WBF International heavyweight title. In 2012, he went on to fight two more times by defeating Thomas Mrazek and Ivica Perkovic.

A Career from 2014 to 2015

Takam vs. Perez

On January 18, 2014, he made his HBO debut against Cuban Mike Perez. In the first five rounds, the fight started slowly with little action. However, in round six, Carlos took over starting and he planted his feet inside and was able to work Perez over. Moreover, Takam was able to hurt Perez in round six and round ten.

Takam vs. Thompson

Next, he took on Tony Thompson (39-5-0, 26KOs) on June 6, 2014, at the Palais des Sports Marcel Cerdan in Paris, France. Takam went on to win the fight by unanimous decision with scores of 117-111, 117-111, and 119-109 to win the vacant WBC Silver heavyweight title.

Takam vs. Povetkin

At the Luzhiniki Palace of Sports in Moscow, Russia, he faced Russian Alexander Povetkin (27-1-0, 19KOs) in October 2014. However, he lost the fight via 10th round KO after Alexander landed a left hook to the head of Takam.

Takam vs. Nscimento, Sprott, Arias

In 2015, he fought three times by defeating Marcelo Luiz Nascimento and Michael Sprott by knockout and George Arias by unanimous decision in an eight-round bout.

A Career from 2016 to 2017

Takam vs. Parker

He fought Joseph Parker on May 21, 2016, in an IBF heavyweight title eliminator. Thus the winner would be required to fight for the world title against the reigning champion Anthony Joshua of Britain. Before the fight was announced, Parker and his handlers twice avoided fighting Takam the previous year because of the risk involved. However, the fight took place with Parker winning via unanimous decision after twelve rounds.

A Career at World Title Challenge

Takam vs. Joshua

On October 16, 2017, he was made a late replacement to fight Anthony Joshua at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff on October 28. This was after Joshua’s original opponent Kubrat Pulev pulled out of their fight with a shoulder injury. In the fight, Takam went on to give a brave performance and took Joshua 10 rounds before the referee stepped in and waved the fight off after Joshua landed a flurry of punches.

A Career from 2018

Takam vs. Chisora

It was confirmed on June 15, 2018, that Takam would face Derek Chisora on July 28, at The O2 Arena, London, England on the undercard of Dillian Whyte vs. Jospeh Bake. However, Takam was knocked out in the 8th round in an exciting battle. Although he had dominated the early rounds and was ahead on the judges’ scorecards when he was knocked out.

Takam vs. Joyce

It was announced on June 16, 2021, that Takam’s next fight would be against undefeated Joe Joyce at the SSE Aren, London, on July 24. However, Takam landed numerous punches as Joyce dominated the fight. Thus Joyce went on to win the fight via a sixth-round technical knockout.

Carlos Takam Height and Measurements

Adding up to her well-built body is a height of 6ft 1½inches (1.87m) and a weight of 113kg (249lbs).

Carlos Takam Salary and Net Worth

His salary is not mentioned on the internet but has an estimated net worth of over $2 million.