Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Bakole vs Osumanu?
Martin Bakole Ilunga beat Haruna Osumanu by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 18th September 2021 at Sport Society in Dubai.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Bakole vs Osumanu stats
Martin Bakole Ilunga stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Haruna Osumanu made his way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Bakole had advantage in power over Osumanu, with a 75% knock out percentage over Osumanu's 64%.
Martin Bakole Ilunga was the older man by 28 years, at 28 years old.
Both Martin Bakole Ilunga & Haruna Osumanu fought out of an orthodox stance.
Bakole was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 years and 1 month earlier than Osumanu, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 1 less professional rounds, 62 to Osumanu's 63.
Martin Bakole Ilunga went into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBA, 14 by the WBC and 15 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Bakole vs Osumanu form
Bakole had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Sergey Kuzmin on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Rodney Hernandez on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Going into that contest, he had won against Kevin Johnson on 19th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Newcastle Arena, Tyne and Wear.
Before that, he had beat Ytalo Perea on 2nd August 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Exhibition Centre, Liverpool.
He had defeated Mariusz Wach on 6th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Spodek, Katowice, Poland.
Bakole's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
What time did Bakole vs Osumanu start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Sport Society, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Bakole vs Osumanu?
Martin Bakole Ilunga was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Haruna Osumanu made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.