Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Bakole vs Hunter?
Michael Hunter beat Martin Bakole Ilunga by technical knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 13th October 2018 at York Hall in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Bakole vs Hunter stats
Back in October 2018, Martin Bakole Ilunga stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Michael Hunter made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Bakole had a slight advantage in power over Hunter, with a 73% knock out percentage over Hunter's 64%.
Martin Bakole Ilunga was the younger man by 5 years, at 25 years old.
Bakole had a height advantage of 1 inch over Hunter.
Both Martin Bakole Ilunga & Michael Hunter fought out of an orthodox stance.
Bakole was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year later than Hunter, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 57 less professional rounds, 80 to Hunter's 137.
Bakole vs Hunter form
Hunter had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 8th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Isiah Thomas on 13th May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Phil Williams on 27th February 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, Anaheim.
Before that, he had won against Jason Douglas on 13th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton.
He had beat Mike Bissett on 25th July 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Palms Casino and Resort, Pearl Theater, Las Vegas.
Bakole's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Hunter's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
What time did Bakole vs Hunter start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at York Hall, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Bakole vs Hunter?
Bakole vs Hunter was broadcast on Channel 5 in the UK.
What were the odds on Bakole vs Hunter?
Martin Bakole Ilunga was a 53/100 (-190) favourite going into the contest, while Michael Hunter made his way into the ring at 69/50 (+140) with oddsmakers.