VS
Oct 28 2023
Saturday

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

10 round contest @ Heavyweight
40-7-1
TKO 4
TKO 4
19-1-0

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The tape

43
Age
30
6' 2" / 187 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
80.3" / 204 cm
Reach
-
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

SDUDTKOUDUD
Form
TKOMDTKOUDTKO
40
Wins
19
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
7
Loses
1
1
Draws
0
2005
Debut
2014

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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The Ring
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WBA
2
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WBC
9
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WBO
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IBF
12

Carlos Takam vs Martin Bakole Ilunga report


Who won Bakole vs Takam?

Martin Bakole Ilunga beat Carlos Takam by technical knockout in the 4th round on Saturday, October 28th, 2023, Riyadh.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

This fight appeared on the undercard of Tyson Fury beating Francis Ngannou. Also on the undercard Fabio Wardley beat David Adeleye for the BBBOC British Heavyweight belt, Joseph Parker defeated Simon Kean, and Arslanbek Makhmudov was victorious over Junior Anthony Wright.

Bakole vs Takam stats

Back in October 2023, Carlos Takam stepped into the ring with a record of 40 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw.

Martin Bakole Ilunga made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.

Carlos Takam was the older man by 13 years, at 43 years old.

Bakole had a height advantage of 1 inch over Takam.

Both Carlos Takam and Martin Bakole Ilunga fought out of an orthodox stance.

Takam was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 28 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 8 years and 3 months earlier than Bakole, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 189 more professional rounds, totaling 269 compared to Bakole's 80.

Martin Bakole Ilunga was ranked number 2 by the WBA, 9 by the WBC, and 12 by the IBF in the Heavyweight division.

Bakole vs Takam form

Carlos Takam had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Tony Yoka on March 11, 2023, by split decision in their 10 round contest at Zenith de Paris-La Villette, Paris XIX, France.

Prior to that, he had been beaten by Arslanbek Makhmudov on September 16, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Montreal Casino, Montreal, Canada.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Joe Joyce on July 24, 2021, by technical knockout in the 6th round at SSE Arena, Wembley, London, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had won against Jerry Forrest on July 9, 2020, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.

He had beaten Fabio Maldonado on February 28, 2020, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Paramount Theatre, New York.

Bakole had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Ihor Shevadzutskyi on April 22, 2023, by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Rzeszow, Poland.

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

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

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

He had beaten Rodney Hernandez on November 2, 2019, by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Carlos Takam had been fighting more than Martin Bakole Ilunga.

Going into this contest, Carlos Takam had last fought 7 months and 17 days ago, while Martin Bakole Ilunga's last outing had been 6 months and 6 days ago.

Takam's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 8 months, which means he had been fighting approximately every 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

Bakole's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 18 days. 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 Takam start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 6:00 PM UTC at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which was 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 7:00 PM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Bakole vs Takam?

Bakole vs Takam was broadcast on TNT Sports Box Office in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+ PPV.

What were the odds on Bakole vs Takam?

Carlos Takam was a 9/2 (+430) underdog going into the contest, while Martin Bakole Ilunga made his way into the ring at 1/7 (-670) with oddsmakers.

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