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TAKAM KEEN ON CHISORA REMATCH

Carlos Takam is on a seek and destroy mission as he looks to avenge his knockout defeat to Derek Chisora and would love to take him on in a rematch at Wembley Stadium.

The 38-year-old heavyweight has never been shy of making it clear he would be interested in revisiting the fight of the year candidate which was so good first time round after losing to Chisora in a seventh-round knockout back in July.

Takam got back to winning ways on the undercard of Chisora’s loss to Dillian Whyte in December and with trainer Don Charles confirming the Londoner will carry on, Takam wants to face the man from Finchley again.

Speaking on possible negotiations Takam has been quoted as saying “It’s true, I do want revenge,”

“With all the respect due to Derek, the first fight was an accident. It happens. As we say back home, sometimes even the snake can tumble.

“If I can fight Derek one more time, it won’t be the same story. I will completely correct what happened.

“They put on a great show for the fans but we knew whatever happened, Dillian had more of a chance of winning than Chisora did.

“I have heard he prepared and trained very well for the rematch with Whyte and he is very disappointed losing it.”

Takam scored a seventh-round knockout of his own last time out against Senad Gashi giving the 28-year-old German his first loss on the Whyte-Chisora undercard which saw the Frenchman continue his dramatic display in front of the British fight fans.

His last three fights have taken place in the UK, twice at The O2 and once at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, where he took Anthony Joshua to 10 rounds, and would love to feature on ‘AJ’s scheduled April 13 bill, at the National Stadium in Wembley.

“I will come back to London,” Takam continued. “It is always a pleasure because I love the London public. They have adopted me, so I feel at home when I come here.

“I am waiting for Eddie’s phone call. If he does [call] we can talk about Wembley. You know I love to fight in the UK. I’d love to box at ‘home’ again.

“The Wembley Stadium events are internationally renowned and it’s grandiose. It would be a pleasure to fight in a stadium like Wembley. At the moment the UK is the temple of boxing. The competition is between Europe and the rest of the world, but when we talk about heavyweight boxing, it is England where it’s happening.”

Takam admits he is a better fighter since losing to the 35-year-old North Londoner and promoter Christian Cherchi would welcome the rematch against “War Chisora”.

“It makes sense, a rematch with Chisora, because the first one was a great fight,” he said.

“We are working closely with Matchroom and even if Chisora is working with David Haye now, I am sure they would be interested in this one.

“Wembley Stadium would be perfect. Anthony Joshua is the only one who can do the main event there, so we will have to wait.”

By Kenny Leavett.

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