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Daniel Dubois vs Martin Bakole Ilunga preview
When is Dubois vs Bakole?
Daniel Dubois could take on Martin Bakole Ilunga in Summer 2023 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Dubois vs Bakole stats
Daniel Dubois would step into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Martin Bakole Ilunga would make his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Dubois would have advantage in power over Bakole, with a 94% knock out percentage over Bakole's 74%.
Daniel Dubois is the younger man by 4 years, at 25 years old.
Dubois has a height advantage of 2 inches over Bakole.
Both Daniel Dubois & Martin Bakole Ilunga fight out of an orthodox stance.
Dubois is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year later than Bakole, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 16 less professional rounds, 60 to Bakole's 76.
Martin Bakole Ilunga is currently ranked number 2 by the WBA and 7 by the WBC in the 201lb division.
Dubois vs Bakole form
Daniel Dubois has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Kevin Lerena on 3rd December 2022 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Trevor Bryan on 11th June 2022 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA World Heavyweight championship fight at Casino Miami Jai Alai, Florida, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Joe Cusumano on 29th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Ohio.
Before that, he had beat Bogdan Dinu on 5th June 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Telford International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom.
He had been beaten by Joe Joyce on 28th November 2020 by knockout in the 10th round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight championship fight at Church House, London.
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 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 recent activity, Daniel Dubois has been fighting more than Martin Bakole Ilunga.
Daniel Dubois last fought 5 months and 25 days ago, while Martin Bakole Ilunga's last outing was 1 month and 6 days ago.
Dubois' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 6 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
Bakole's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Dubois vs Bakole?
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Bakole will be the winner