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When is Hunter vs Bakole II?
Michael Hunter could face the challenge of Martin Bakole Ilunga in Summer 2024 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 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Bakole would have a slight advantage in power over Hunter, with a 75% knock out percentage over Hunter's 70%.
Michael Hunter is the older man by 5 years, at 35 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 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year earlier than Bakole, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 57 more professional rounds, 137 to Bakole's 80.
Martin Bakole Ilunga is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA, 11 by the WBC, 14 by the WBO and 12 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 Carlos Takam on 28th October 2023 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ihor Shevadzutskyi on 22nd April 2023 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Rzeszow, Poland.
Going into that contest, he had won against Tony Yoka on 14th May 2022 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Accord Hotels Arena, Paris, France.
Before that, he had defeated Haruna Osumanu on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Sport Society, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
He had beat Sergey Kuzmin on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
In terms of recent activity, Martin Bakole Ilunga has been fighting more than Michael Hunter.
Michael Hunter last fought 2 years, 7 months and 24 days ago, while Martin Bakole Ilunga's last outing was 8 months and 28 days ago.
Hunter's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 12 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, 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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