Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Bakole vs Parker?
Martin Bakole Ilunga could take on Joseph Parker in Late 2023 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Bakole vs Parker stats
Martin Bakole Ilunga would step into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joseph Parker would make his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 22 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Bakole would have a slight advantage in power over Parker, with a 74% knock out percentage over Parker's 69%.
Martin Bakole Ilunga is the younger man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Parker has a height advantage of 1 inch over Bakole.
Both Martin Bakole Ilunga & Joseph Parker fight out of an orthodox stance.
Bakole is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 8 months later than Parker, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 147 less professional rounds, 76 to Parker's 223.
Martin Bakole Ilunga goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 9 by the WBC and 13 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Joseph Parker is currently ranked number 10 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO, 6 by the IBF and 8 by the RING in the 201lb division.
Bakole vs Parker form
Bakole has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Ihor Shevadzutskyi on 22nd April 2023 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Rzeszow, Poland.
Previous to that, he had defeated Tony Yoka on 14th May 2022 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Accord Hotels Arena, Paris, France.
Going into that contest, he had beat Haruna Osumanu on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Sport Society, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had won against Sergey Kuzmin on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had beat Rodney Hernandez on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Parker has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Faiga Opelu on 24th May 2023 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jack Massey on 21st January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Joe Joyce on 24th September 2022 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had won against Derek Chisora on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
He had defeated Derek Chisora on 1st May 2021 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
In terms of recent activity, Joseph Parker has been fighting more than Martin Bakole Ilunga.
Martin Bakole Ilunga last fought 7 months and 17 days ago, while Joseph Parker's last outing was 6 months and 15 days ago.
Bakole's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
Parker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
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