VS
Late 2024
Potentially

in the United Kingdom

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
20-1-0
35-3-0

Belts on The Line

WBO Interim World Heavyweight

The tape

31
Age
32
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
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Reach
76" / 193 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 4TKO 3MD 10KO 1UD 10
Form
MD 12UD 12KO 3TKO 1UD 10
20
Wins
35
15
By KO
23
75
KO%
66
1
Losses
3
1
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2012
80
Pro rounds
250

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

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The Ring
3
1
WBA
-
7
WBC
-
11
WBO
-
14
IBF
-

Martin Bakole Ilunga vs Joseph Parker preview


When is Bakole vs Parker?

Martin Bakole Ilunga could take on Joseph Parker in late 2024 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 20 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Joseph Parker would make his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, with 23 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Bakole would have a slight advantage in power over Parker, with a 75% knockout percentage compared to Parker's 66%.

Martin Bakole Ilunga is the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.

Parker has a height advantage of 1 inch over Bakole.

Both Martin Bakole Ilunga and Joseph Parker fight out of an orthodox stance.

Bakole is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 fewer 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 170 fewer professional rounds, totaling 80 compared to Parker's 250.

Martin Bakole Ilunga goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 7 by the WBC, 11 by the WBO, and 14 by the IBF at heavyweight.

Joseph Parker is currently ranked number 3 by The Ring in the Heavyweight 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 Carlos Takam on October 28, 2023, by technical knockout in the 4th round at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had defeated Ihor Shevadzutskyi on April 22, 2023, by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Rzeszow, Poland.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Tony Yoka on May 14, 2022, by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Accord Hotels Arena, Paris, France.

Before that, he had won against Haruna Osumanu on September 18, 2021, by knockout in the 1st round at Sport Society, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

He had beaten Sergey Kuzmin on December 12, 2020, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Parker has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Zhilei Zhang on March 8, 2024, by majority decision in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had defeated Deontay Wilder on December 23, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh.

Going into that contest, he had won against Simon Kean on October 28, 2023, by knockout in the 3rd round at Riyadh.

Before that, he had defeated Faiga Opelu on May 24, 2023, by technical knockout in the 1st round at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia.

He had beaten Jack Massey on January 21, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Joseph Parker has been fighting more than Martin Bakole Ilunga.

Martin Bakole Ilunga last fought 1 year, 1 month and 5 days ago, while Joseph Parker's last outing was 8 months and 25 days ago.

Bakole's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 21 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 9 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.

Parker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

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