Carlos Takam and Jerry Forrest take center stage on Thursday night as Top Rank Boxing continues its Summer Series at the MGM Grand Conference Center Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas, Nevada live on ESPN.
Takam (38-5-1, 28 KOs) enters the fight as a slight favorite and has experience against top heavyweights like Anthony Joshua and Dereck Chisora, while Forrest (26-3, 20 KO) was initially preparing to face Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller before a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs popped up leading up to the fight.
“We’re punching people in the head here,” Forrest told BoxingScene about Miller’s positive test. “This isn’t a scandal. This is real life, attempted murder. You can kill someone with a blow to the head. If you’re on a PED and you’re giving someone a blow to the head, that is attempted murder. You’re using a foreign [substance] in a combat sport. To me, that’s unacceptable. I can never accept that.”
Other fights on the card include Carlos Castro vs. Cesar Juarez at super bantamweight, Joshafat Ortiz vs Joshua Orta at super featherweight, Fred Wilson Jr. vs. Donte Stubbs at middleweight, and a welterweight bout between Peter Cortez and Corey Champion.
How can you tune in to tonight’s event?
All of the information you need to catch the action can be seen below.
Carlos Takam vs Jerry Forrest: Viewing Information
Event: Top Rank Boxing: Carlos Takam vs Jerry Forrest
Date: Tuesday, July 9
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: MGM Grand Conference Center Grand Ballroom
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
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