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Who won Bakole vs Takam?
Martin Bakole Ilunga beat Carlos Takam by technical knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 28th October 2023 in 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
Carlos Takam stepped into the ring with a record of 40 wins, 7 loses 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 12 years, at 42 years old.
Bakole had a height advantage of 1 inch over Takam.
Both Carlos Takam & 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, 269 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 201lb 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 11th March 2023 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Zenith de Paris-La Villette, Paris XIX, France.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Arslanbek Makhmudov on 16th September 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 24th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at SSE Arena, Wembley, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had won against Jerry Forrest on 9th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
He had beat Fabio Maldonado on 28th February 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 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 won against Haruna Osumanu on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Sport Society, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had defeated 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.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Carlos Takam had been fighting more than Martin Bakole Ilunga.
Going to 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, meaning he had been fighting on average 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.
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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.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Martin Bakole Ilunga - Decision||66.67%|
|Martin Bakole Ilunga - KO||33.33%|
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