Bakole vs Johnson Info
Martin Bakole Ilunga beat Kevin Johnson by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 19th October 2019 at Newcastle Arena in Tyne and Wear.
The fight took place over rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Bakole vs Johnson stats
Martin Bakole Ilunga stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kevin Johnson made his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 15 loses and 1 draw, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Bakole had a large advantage in power over Johnson, boosting at 77% knock out percentage over Johnson's 53%.
Martin Bakole Ilunga was the younger man by 14 years, at 27 years old.
Both Martin Bakole Ilunga & Kevin Johnson fought out of an orthodox stance.
Bakole was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 36 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 11 year and 1 month later than Johnson, who’s first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 298 less professional rounds, 50 to Johnson's 348.
Bakole vs Johnson form
Martin Bakole Ilunga had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Ytalo Perea on 2nd August 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Exhibition Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Mariusz Wach on 6th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Spodek, Katowice, Poland.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Michael Hunter on 13th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had won against DL Jones on 23rd June 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
He had beat Ali Baghouz on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Royal Highland Centre, Scotland.
Johnson had lost to all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Nathan Gorman on 23rd March 2019 by points in the 10th round at Leicester Arena, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had lost to Filip Hrgovic on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at KC Drazen Petrovic, Zagreb, Croatia.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Daniel Dubois on 6th October 2018 by points in the 10th round at Leicester Arena, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had lost to Andy Ruiz Jr on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Save Mart Arena, California, United States.
He had been beaten by Kubrat Pulev on 28th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Armeec, Sofia, Bulgaria.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Martin Bakole Ilunga had been fighting more than Kevin Johnson.
Going to this contest, Martin Bakole Ilunga had last fought 1 year 1 month and 18 days ago, while Kevin Johnson's last outing had been 1 year 5 months and 28 days ago.
Bakole's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 8 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Johnson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 10 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Bakole vs Johnson start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 pm BST at Newcastle Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 pm EST or 12:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Bakole vs Johnson?
Bakole vs Johnson was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.