Anthony Joshua to fight Carlos Takam after Kubrat Pulev is forced to withdraw

• Bulgarian challenger suffers shoulder injury in training
• Joshua will now face France’s Takam on 28 October

Carlos Takam has replaced Kubrat Pulev as the challenger to world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on 28 October after a shoulder injury forced the Bulgarian to withdraw.

Pulev had been the mandatory challenger to the IBF and WBA champion but the 36-year-old Bulgarian will miss out on the world title fight in Cardiff after hurting his shoulder while sparring.

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