Bakole vs Hunter Info
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 took place over rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Bakole vs Hunter stats
Martin Bakole Ilunga stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 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 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 27 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 69 less professional rounds, 50 to Hunter's 119.
Bakole vs Hunter form
Bakole had won 4 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated DL Jones on 23rd June 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ali Baghouz on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Royal Highland Centre, Scotland.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kamil Sokolowski on 7th October 2017 by points in the 6th round at York Hall, London.
Before that, he had won against Dominic Akinlade on 29th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Lancashire.
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 beat 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 defeated 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 defeated 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 10 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 23 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 1 year 8 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 4 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.