Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

in the United Kingdom

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
20-1-2
18-1-0

The tape

34
Age
29
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
79.5" / 202 cm
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

SD 10TKO 4SD 12UD 12TKO 2
Form
MD 10KO 1UD 10TKO 2TKO 5
20
Wins
18
14
By KO
13
70
KO%
72
1
Losses
1
0
Stopped
1
2
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2014
137
Pro rounds
73

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

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The Ring
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1
WBA
3
12
WBC
7
6
WBO
13
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IBF
6

Michael Hunter vs Martin Bakole Ilunga preview

When is Hunter vs Bakole II?

Michael Hunter could face the challenge of 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.

Hunter vs Bakole II stats

Michael Hunter would step into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 14 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 Bakole would have a slight advantage in power over Hunter, with a 72% knock out percentage over Hunter's 70%.

Michael Hunter is the older man by 5 years, at 34 years old.

Bakole has a height advantage of 1 inch over Hunter.

Both Michael Hunter & Martin Bakole Ilunga fight out of an orthodox stance.

Hunter is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year earlier than Bakole, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 64 more professional rounds, 137 to Bakole's 73.

Michael Hunter goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 12 by the WBC and 6 by the WBO at heavyweight.

Martin Bakole Ilunga is currently ranked number 3 by the WBA, 7 by the WBC, 13 by the WBO and 6 by the IBF in the 201lb division.

Hunter vs Bakole II form

Hunter has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he drew Jerry Forrest on 2nd December 2021 by split draw in their 10 round contest at Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Mike Wilson on 3rd August 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Hulu Theater at MSG, New York.

Going into that contest, he had drawn with Alexander Povetkin on 7th December 2019 by split draw in their 12 round contest at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

Before that, he had won against Sergey Kuzmin on 13th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

He had beat Fabio Maldonado on 25th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.

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

In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 won against 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 defeated Rodney Hernandez on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.

He had beat Kevin Johnson on 19th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Newcastle Arena, Tyne and Wear.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Martin Bakole Ilunga has been fighting more than Michael Hunter.

Michael Hunter last fought 11 months and 29 days ago, while Martin Bakole Ilunga's last outing was 6 months and 17 days ago.

Hunter's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.

Bakole's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 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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