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Filip Hrgovic vs Martin Bakole Ilunga preview
When is Hrgovic vs Bakole?
Filip Hrgovic could take on Martin Bakole Ilunga in Autumn/Fall 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.
Hrgovic vs Bakole stats
Filip Hrgovic would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Martin Bakole Ilunga would make his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Hrgovic would have a slight advantage in power over Bakole, with a 80% knock out percentage over Bakole's 72%.
Filip Hrgovic is the older man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Hrgovic has a height advantage of 3 inches over Bakole.
Both Filip Hrgovic & Martin Bakole Ilunga fight out of an orthodox stance.
Hrgovic is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year and 6 months later than Bakole, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 12 less professional rounds, 61 to Bakole's 73.
Filip Hrgovic goes into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBA, 14 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO, 1 by the IBF and 9 by the RING at heavyweight.
Martin Bakole Ilunga is currently ranked number 2 by the WBA, 7 by the WBC, 13 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF in the 201lb division.
Hrgovic vs Bakole form
Hrgovic remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Zhilei Zhang on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had beat Emir Ahmatovic on 4th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Marko Radonjic on 10th September 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Worthersee Stadium, Klagenfurt, Austria.
Before that, he had beat Rydell Booker on 7th November 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
He had defeated Alexandre Kartozia on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Struer Arena, Struer, Denmark.
Bakole has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against Tony Yoka on 14th May 2022 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Accord Hotels Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had won against Haruna Osumanu on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Sport Society, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Sergey Kuzmin on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Rodney Hernandez on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
He had won against Kevin Johnson on 19th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Newcastle Arena, Tyne and Wear.
In terms of recent activity, Filip Hrgovic has been fighting more than Martin Bakole Ilunga.
Filip Hrgovic last fought 7 months ago, while Martin Bakole Ilunga's last outing was 10 months and 6 days ago.
Hrgovic's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
Bakole's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 6 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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