VS
Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United Kingdom

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
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The tape

31
Age
30
6' 6" / 198 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
81.9" / 208 cm
Reach
-
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 1TKO 12UD 12TKO 3TKO 3
Form
TKO 4TKO 3MD 10KO 1UD 10
17
Wins
20
14
By KO
15
82
KO%
75
0
Losses
1
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2014
74
Pro rounds
80

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

6
The Ring
-
-
WBA
1
8
WBC
10
5
WBO
11
1
IBF
14

Filip Hrgovic vs Martin Bakole Ilunga preview


When is Hrgovic vs Bakole?

Filip Hrgovic could take on Martin Bakole Ilunga in Summer 2024 the United Kingdom.

The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.

Hrgovic vs Bakole stats

Filip Hrgovic would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero losses, and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Martin Bakole Ilunga would make his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Hrgovic would have a slight advantage in power over Bakole, with a 82% knockout percentage compared to Bakole's 75%.

Filip Hrgovic is the older man by 1 year, at 31 years old.

Hrgovic has a height advantage of 3 inches over Bakole.

Both Filip Hrgovic and Martin Bakole Ilunga fight out of an orthodox stance.

Hrgovic is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 years and 6 months later than Bakole, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 6 fewer professional rounds, totaling 74 compared to Bakole's 80.

Filip Hrgovic goes into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO, 1 by the IBF, and 6 by The Ring at heavyweight.

Martin Bakole Ilunga is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA, 10 by the WBC, 11 by the WBO, and 14 by the IBF in the Heavyweight division.

Hrgovic vs Bakole form

Hrgovic remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat Mark de Mori on December 23, 2023, by technical knockout in the 1st round at KINGDOM ARENA, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had beaten Demsey McKean on August 12, 2023, by technical knockout in the 12th round at O2 Arena, Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had won against Zhilei Zhang on August 20, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Before that, he had beaten Emir Ahmatovic on December 4, 2021, by technical knockout in the 3rd round at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States.

He had defeated Marko Radonjic on September 10, 2021, by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Worthersee Stadium, Klagenfurt, Austria.

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

In his last fight, he won against Carlos Takam on October 28, 2023, by technical knockout in the 4th round at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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

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

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

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

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Filip Hrgovic has been fighting more than Martin Bakole Ilunga.

Filip Hrgovic last fought 7 months and 3 days ago, while Martin Bakole Ilunga's last outing was 8 months and 28 days ago.

Hrgovic's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 16 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.2 rounds on average.

Bakole's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.

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