'I was in the crowd and wanted to see George after the fight, ' he recalls.
Joshua is, of course, the man to beat in the heavyweight world, but this bout wasn't quite the kind of spectacle that has made him one of the biggest draws in the sport.
But with the 29-year-old's future in the sport still uncertain, Starsport takes a look at four of the other candidates who could be next in line for the 20-0 knockout king.
Joshua sized up his opponent early in the first round, dodging Takam's jabs before advancing forward and landing a solid left hook on the Cameroonian. In the 10th, Joshua unloaded on Takam, wobbling him with a powerful right hand. His eye is fucked.
Joshua is firmly in control, all he needs is one very clean punch and it's over.
"Imagine if it's broke and I couldn't breath and he started catching up in the middle rounds?" said Joshua in the ring after.
It was a pre-fight message of typical humility from a fighter who appreciates how quickly things can be ripped away from a heavyweight with one dropped guard or one glancing blow.
But Wilder might find himself required to travel across the pond if a potential showdown with Joshua is what he wants.
Joshua was ahead on the pundits' scorecards but the challenger was clearly determined on taking the British IBF and WBA heavyweight champion to the final round.
In the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s the name of the undisputed world heavyweight champion - people like Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson, Muhammad Ali and George Foreman - were known by pretty much everyone.
He said on Friday, the idea of unifying the title was a "great challenge". I had to keep my cool in there.
The Parisian underdog's physique was impressively sculpted and his 235lbs is significantly lower than he scaled when he defeated Tony Thompson (257lbs), and lost to both Joseph Parker (241lbs), and Alexander Povetkin (252lbs).
The referee jumped in to intervene as the round ended.
The sight of blood seemed to enliven Takam, who landed a left-hand counter in the third, but Joshua would inflict a more serious injury on Takam in the fourth as a slashing right hook opened a cut over his right eye.
"I think people want to see Takam unconscious on the floor".
"I have no interest on what's going on with the officials thats not my job, my job is to worry about my opponent".
'Deontay will be relieved of his belt in 2018 by Joshua'.
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