Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
Cassius Chaney
Chaney
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Eliminator For

WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship

The tape

30
Age
126
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 6" / 198 cm
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Reach
81.1" / 206 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 4TKO 3MD 10KO 1UD 10
Form
KO 7SD 10
20
Wins
23
15
By KO
16
75
KO%
70
1
Losses
1
1
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2015
80
Pro rounds
87

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

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The Ring
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1
WBA
7
11
WBC
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14
WBO
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12
IBF
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Martin Bakole Ilunga vs Cassius Chaney preview


When is Bakole vs Chaney?

Martin Bakole Ilunga could potentially square off against Cassius Chaney in Summer 2024 in the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.

The contest would be an eliminator for the WBA heavyweight championship of the world.

Bakole vs Chaney stats

Martin Bakole Ilunga would step into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Cassius Chaney would make his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Bakole would have a slight advantage in power over Chaney, with a 75% knock out percentage over Chaney's 70%.

Martin Bakole Ilunga is the younger man by 96 years, at 30 years old.

Chaney has a height advantage of 3 inches over Bakole.

Both Martin Bakole Ilunga & Cassius Chaney fight out of an orthodox stance.

Bakole is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year earlier than Chaney, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 7 less professional rounds, 80 to Chaney's 87.

Martin Bakole Ilunga goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 11 by the WBC, 14 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF at heavyweight.

Cassius Chaney is currently ranked number 7 by the WBA in the 201lb division.

Bakole vs Chaney form

Bakole has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Carlos Takam on 28th October 2023 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had defeated Ihor Shevadzutskyi on 22nd April 2023 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Rzeszow, Poland.

Going into that contest, he had beat Tony Yoka on 14th May 2022 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Accord Hotels Arena, Paris, France.

Before that, he had won against Haruna Osumanu on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Sport Society, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

He had beat Sergey Kuzmin on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Activity check

Bakole's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.

Chaney's last 2 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.5 rounds on average.

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