Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Bakole vs Parker?
Martin Bakole Ilunga could take on Joseph Parker in Summer 2024 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 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joseph Parker would make his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 23 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Bakole would have a slight advantage in power over Parker, with a 75% knock out percentage over Parker's 68%.
Martin Bakole Ilunga is the younger man by 2 years, 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 16 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 158 less professional rounds, 80 to Parker's 238.
Martin Bakole Ilunga goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 11 by the WBC, 14 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Joseph Parker is currently ranked number 3 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 4 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 Carlos Takam on 28th October 2023 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ihor Shevadzutskyi on 22nd April 2023 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Rzeszow, Poland.
Going into that contest, he had beat Tony Yoka on 14th May 2022 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Accord Hotels Arena, Paris, France.
Before that, he had won against Haruna Osumanu on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Sport Society, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
He had beat Sergey Kuzmin on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Parker has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Deontay Wilder on 23rd December 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Simon Kean on 28th October 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at Riyadh.
Going into that contest, he had won against Faiga Opelu on 24th May 2023 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
Before that, he had defeated Jack Massey on 21st January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
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.
In terms of recent activity, Joseph Parker has been fighting more than Martin Bakole Ilunga.
Martin Bakole Ilunga last fought 7 months and 9 days ago, while Joseph Parker's last outing was 5 months and 14 days ago.
Bakole's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 11 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, 8 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
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